Napanee-raised singer/song-writer Avril Lavigne posted a message on her website today to let fans know the first single from her upcoming 4th album will be released in January.
Titled “What The Hell”, Lavigne described it as the least personal song from the album, but instead the most ‘pop song’ on the record that is both a fun and funny anthem with a broad message about person freedom.
The superstar also made it clear that her album has been completed for a year now, and blamed her record label for the lengthy delay.
In her website post, Lavigne wrote:
“...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.
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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.”
According to the website, Avril Lavigne will be shooting the video for “What the Hell” in two weeks with the song available in January, 2011. She also wrote about being busy designing her Abbey Dawn clothing line, which has gone international, as well as establishing her charity: “The Avril Lavigne Foundation”.
UPDATE: At the American Music Awards on November 21, Lavigne announced her new album will be titled “Goodbye Lullaby“, which will be available two months after its first single is released.
Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario and raised in nearby Napanee which is 20 minutes west of Kingston.
Photo courtesy of Avril Lavigne’s Myspace page