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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The singer recently signed to Travis Barker’s DTA Records.

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Multiplatinum star and the voice of the early 2000's, Avril Lavigne has made her long awaited return! Fresh off announcing her signing to Travis Barker’s DTA Records, the singer has shared her first taste of new music since 2019 with Bite Me.

Bringing her signature punk-rock sonics and commanding vocals to the track, Bite Me conjures all the badass carefree energy Lavigne has always been synonymous with. On the track, the singer stands her ground and knows her worth, accepting nothing less than the best within a relationship. With a massive hook and catchy melodies, Lavigne proves once again she's still the punk-rock queen we met nineteen years ago.

Speaking of her new label home and Bite Me, 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. I am excited to be dropping Bite Me. It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.”

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.”

Bite Me is out now! Listen to the song below.


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