Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne announced today that her fourth studio album “Goodbye Lullaby” will be released on March 8, 2011. Lavigne also told fans she will be debuting its first single, “What the Hell“, on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve”.
Lavigne also credited the contributions of longtime collaborators Evan Taubenfeld, Butch Walker, and former husband & Sum-41 frontman Deryck Whibley, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin. She calls this album a further evolution of her history of sharing personal experiences through her writing and music; describing the sound of Goodbye Lullaby as “more raw and organic”.
The statement on her website goes on to say:
Among its upbeat tracks are “What the Hell,” an unabashed embrace of fun and freedom, and “Stop Standing There,” fueled by an early-‘50s girl-group feel. The album runs the gamut of emotions: Lavigne expresses her gratitude for special people in her life in the rocker “Smile,” explores the dynamics of a relationship in “Push,” shows her vulnerable side in “Wish You Were Here,” and finds the strength to close one chapter of her life and move on to the next in the title track “Goodbye.”
Lavigne has had great success outside of her superstar status as a performer. She continues to design and direct her clothing line, Abbey Dawn, which has expanded worldwide and this month begins shipping to over 50 countries. Avril also has a line of fragrances, beginning with Black Star and the recently introduced Forbidden Rose with a third fragrance launching in 2011.
This September, Lavigne’s extensive charitable work over the years inspired her to create The Avril Lavigne Foundation. Her Foundation works in partnership with leading charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness, and mobilize support for children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities.
Avril Lavigne was born in nearby Belleville, Ontario and raised in Napanee – 20 minutes west of Kingston.