Avril Lavigne Unveils ‘Love Sux’ Album: Stream It Now
“I don’t want ballads, really.”Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne unveiled her seventh studio album Love Sux on Friday (Feb. 25).
It’s been three years since Avril Lavigne released her confessional 2019 album, Head Above Water, but the pop-punk princess unveiled her seventh studio album Love Sux on Friday (Feb. 25).
The 12-track collection, dropped via Travis Barker’s DTA Records, features collaborations with Lavigne’s pal Machine Gun Kelly on the song “Bois Lie,” as well as Blink-182 bassist-singer Mark Hoppus on “All I Wanted,” and producer-songwriter Blackbear on previously released single “Love It When You Hate Me.”
“I went into this album and just said, ‘I want to make a pop-punk record, a rock-and-roll record. I don’t want to be on the piano. I don’t want ballads, really. I just really want to rock out,’” Lavigne recently told Billboard of her new album. “I think especially after my last album being so mellow and dramatic and deep and introspective — you know, it was beautiful, and it was where I was at in my life, and that’s what worked for me at the time. But I was just ready to get back out there, rock the f—k out, and again just thinking about the live shows. I mean, this is the kind of music I fell in love with, when I was old enough to buy CDs, to discover bands — like, my first year of high school, which is grade nine in Canada.”
Listen to Lavigne’s Love Sux in full below.
Article originally featured on Billboard.