Single Review: Avril Lavigne – Here’s to Never Growing Up

By on Wednesday, 10th April 2013 at 12:00 pm
 

Words by guest reviewer David Wriglesworth

I’ll be the first to admit that I used to rock around my bedroom, singing into a hairbrush and strumming an air guitar to Avril Lavigne. In fact, on the odd occasion, I still do.

It’s hard to believe Canadian Lavigne was just 17 years old when she first rocked the music scene with ‘Sk8er Boi’ and ‘I’m With You’. Her debut album ‘Let Go’ has sold over 17 million copies worldwide and the follow-up ‘Under My Skin’, released in 2004, contained three singles which all charted in the top 40 of the UK Official Singles Chart. Three years later, the Canadian singer-songwriter stormed the charts with ‘Girlfriend’, taken from her third album, ‘The Best Damn Thing’, giving Lavigne her first UK number one. However, her success seemed to be fading when her 2011 album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ peaked just inside the top ten. Fast forward to 2013 and Lavigne is back and, despite over a decade of being on the music scene, is showing no sign of maturing, or so the title of her latest single says.

Lavigne’s new single ‘Here’s to Never Growing Up’ is an acoustic anthem, which contains similarities to her 2002 hit ‘Complicated’. Co-written with fiancé and Nickelback lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, the track’s chorus makes reference to “singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs” and having the “boom box blaring as we’re falling in love” – your typical teenage behaviour (apparently). Lavigne’s comeback single is exactly what she needed to break back into the music scene, especially with Ke$ha’s temporary absence from the charts.

8/10

‘Here’s To Never Growing Up’ is now available to download from iTunes and is the first single to be taken from Avril Lavigne’s upcoming album, expected to release later this year. Watch and listen to the lyric video below.

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