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AVRIL LAVIGNE ANNOUNCES SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM + DROPS NEW BLACKBEAR COLLAB

Love Sux is out February 25!

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Multiplatinum star and the voice of the early 2000's, Avril Lavigne is set to bless us all with her seventh studio album, Love Sux. The singer has commemorated the announcement with the release of Love It When You Hate Me, her collaboration with blackbear.


Following up the albums riotous lead single Bite Me, Lavigne's latest offering continues the singers return to more punk-based sonics, whilst documenting a toxic relationship that keeps pulling you back. The hitmaker also revealed the track list for her forthcoming album, confirming further collaborations with Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182's Mark Hoppus. The record marks the singers first full length release since signing to Travis Barker’s DTA Records.




Speaking of her new label home, Lavigne shares: “I’ve always admired Travis and his work. The first time we worked together was 15 years ago on my album The Best Damn Thing and I have really enjoyed watching him develop into the producer that he is today. We spent a lot of time writing songs and working on this record together, and signing to his record label, DTA felt like the perfect home for me and my new music. Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career.”


Founded by Barker, DTA Records operates as a worldwide venture with Elektra Music Group. “Avril and I have been friends for a long time, but I think I’ve been a fan of hers even longer! She’s a true badass and an icon as a performer, songwriter, and presence. We had gotten in the studio earlier this year, and we were having so much fun that I knew I wanted to ask her to join the DTA team. I’m so stoked she’s now part of the label. I can’t wait for everybody to experience the incredible music she’s about to drop.” Barker adds of the signing.



The eight-time GRAMM Award-nominated multiplatinum singer, songwriter, designer, and philanthropist changed the game with her 2002 ARIA #1 debut album Let Go, which spawned the global hit singles Complicated, Sk8er Boi, I'm With You and more. With six albums under her belt, Lavigne remains one of “Soundscan-era’s top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S.” and “the third bestselling Canadian female artist of all-time.”


Love Sux is out February 25! Listen to Love It When You Hate Me below.