Thu. Feb 21st, 2019

Avril Lavigne Is Not Dead — & She’s Not Dumb

She hasn’t been changed by a physique double named Melissa. She has, nevertheless, collaborated with Nicki Minaj on a brand new music.

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Avril Lavigne is making music once more. At least, that’s what they need us to imagine. The French-Canadian singer—the identical one (allegedly) who emboldened a whole technology of early aught teenagers to put on skinny ties and crash suburban purchasing malls—is releasing her sixth studio album, Head Above Water, this Friday. Her return to the radio comes after a health-imposed hiatus; in 2015, Lavigne was identified with Lyme illness, which saved her in mattress and away from the highlight. “It was painful to face it, and I don’t like to talk about it sometimes, but to turn it into music and put it out there into positive experiences to help others has been good,” she mentioned in a latest interview with Entertainment Weekly.

In the interview, the 34-year-old additionally addressed the viral conspiracy concept claiming she died and was changed by a doppelganger named Melissa. “That it’s just a dumb internet rumour and [I’m] flabbergasted that people bought into it,” she mentioned, when requested if the story had affected her personally. “Isn’t that so weird? It’s so dumb. And I look the exact same. On one hand, everyone is like, ‘Oh my god, you look the same,’ and on the other hand people are like ‘Oh my god, she died.’”

How convincing. The conspiracy, was born from a Brazilian weblog referred to as Avril Esta Morta, claims that Lavigne’s sound has dramatically modified since she was catapulted into the highlight as a 16-year-old. If, based on the Internet, the musician behind “Sk8er Boi” can’t feasibly be the identical because the particular person behind “Girlfriend,” there’s no approach persons are going to purchase into the brand new album—regardless of how nice the songs are.

At the top of final 12 months, Lavigne launched a poppy, energy Christain ballad titled “Head Above Water.” It’s the type of music that the Biebers would possibly take heed to at their hip church, and it’s a surprisingly mature sound from the artist who swore she’d by no means develop up. The second single off the album dropped at this time, and it’s fully totally different from the primary: it’s titled “Dumb Blonde,” includes a Nicki Minaj verse and sounds just like the opening credit of a 2004 teen rom-com. (In, after all, the easiest way attainable.)

Welcome again princess of punk, we’ve missed you.

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