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28 February 2022

Avril Lavigne On ‘Let Go’ 20 Year Anniversary Reissue

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Avril Lavigne has confirmed that a 20 year anniversary reissue of her debut album, Let Go, is in the works.

In a new interview with Uproxx, Lavigne reflected, “It feels crazy. 20 years! It does and it doesn’t feel like it… it kinda flew by, right? I’m really excited to be celebrating it this year.”

She went on: “I’m getting a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame around the anniversary. I’m planning on doing some fun shows that are just songs from that album. There’s a re-release of the album happening with some demos on it. It’s so crazy that it’s been 20 years.”

Avril went on to talk about a new generation of musicians who have been inspired by her early work, in particular the smash hit single, Sk8er Boi, “I love how much people still really bring that song up,” she said. “I love how warmly everybody still feels toward it. It’s a really special thing, and unique, to have a song that really stands out. I have a lot of big songs, but that one, everyone seems to resonate with.

“It’s taken on… it’s insane to see a whole new generation discovering music of mine twenty years later. It’s pretty unbelievable. But the song is going to take a new life of its own as I turn it into a film, I’m in the process of doing that now. I have a writer and a director at the moment, and I’m producing it and assembling a team right now.”

Lavigne’s influence is most keenly felt among the new wave of young female singer songwriters. Olivia Rodrigo’s Good 4 U – the UK’s most streamed song of 2021 – draws upon Avril Lavigne songs songs like Sk8r Boi and What The Hell. Willow Smith has cited Lavigne as a major influence; and when Billie Eilish met Avril for the first time in 2019, she declared on Instagram: “Thank you for making me what I am.”

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