Avril Lavigne: 'If I'm Going to Rely on Anyone in This World, It's Going to Be Me'


Avril Lavigne is the latest cover star of FAULT Magazine! In the accompanying interview, the eight-time GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, designer and philanthropist talks self-reliance, making a fully alt-rock album, 20 years in the music industry and inspiring a new generation of artists and fans.

On her upcoming album, coming 25th February:
“This album is more of a rock alternative album and the first time I've made a record that's rock all the way through”

On title track ‘Love Sux’:
“Each track speaks to a very different side of me and with 'Love Sux', it's all about love gone wrong but delivered in a sassy, fun and light-hearted way. I made it for myself but I also wanted it to be empowering to the listeners when they're experiencing it”

On self-reliance:
“Yes, love is hard and relationships are not easy. It's not easy for anybody and I've now lived long enough to realize that I need to prioritize myself and take care of myself. I went through a phase where I was like "I'm gonna be independent and have time on my own for a minute"...And it really didn't last that long! But when I started the album, I was definitely in the mindset of "if I'm going to rely on anyone in this world, it's going to be me.”

On the 20-year journey of ‘Avril Lavigne’:
“I look at all my albums like a journey into my story over the last 20 years. I've been writing music from when I was a teen, to a young adult and this one is my story today as a woman.”

On inspiring a new generation:
“It's crazy to see my music still resonating with people from a new generation it's inspiring and it keeps me motivated. I still feel the need to do everything as great as I can and take everything I do seriously. It's just such a unique experience that I get to go through and it's great when new artists come up to me and say they love my older work.”

On her Libra tendencies!:
“I change my mind a lot. I think that has something to do with being a Libra. Everyone that works with me makes fun of me because of it but on the other hand, it keeps everyone on their toes...I'm very exciting.”

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