In a new message posted on her website, Avril Lavigne has announced her return to music. On the plus side for fans of effective radio pop: Her fourth album is done and will be released soon (no official date is announced). On the negative side for fans of effective radio pop: Lavigne clashed with her label on this one and also "produced a couple tracks alone for the first time, written solo, with friends." You know what that means: The experimental Avril Lavigne album is on its way! Read the full text of the message below. What's that? Does it contain any petulant shots at her narrow-minded record label? Why, yes — yes it does.
How’s it going?? So I just wanted to fill you guys in I’m done with my 4th record!!! Well, actually I have been done for a year and now my record company have finally decided to release it. OMG..How nice! Thanks guys.
I have been dying to get back out on the road and do what I love the most PLAY MUSIC. I know you guys have been waiting for a long time ..and so have I, but not by choice. I have been sitting with this record for a year now. It’s really special to me. I have produced a couple tracks alone for the first time, written solo, with friends, I have pushed myself and I feel proud.
In saying all that, this has been a really difficult record for me to create and to release. Not only is this the most meaningful and special record I have written, it is sincere, honest and close to my heart. But for the first time I experienced a bunch of bureaucratic BS. People do their best work when they are doing what they want, love and is natural for them, not when you are forcing them to be something that they are not.
From the beginning of my career my message has always been to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Follow your heart.
My first single off this record is called: “What The Hell”. This song is the least personal song to me off this album. It’s a fun and funny anthem. It has a broad message about personal freedom. It is the most pop track on the record.
I am shooting the video in 2 weeks and it will be out in January. I have been extremely busy designing Abbey Dawn and taking the line internationally for the first time, establishing “The Avril Lavigne Foundation” and focusing on my personal happiness and health. Balance!
Love you guys!