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Avril Lavigne, 'Here's to Never Growing Up' -- New Song


Avril Lavigne is getting set to release her currently untitled fifth studio album. In support of that, Lavigne has released her lead single 'Here's to Never Growing Up.' The song was co-written by Lavigne, her fiancée, Chad Kroeger, and others. It was also produced by Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls.

The single is acoustic-driven and is an anthem for her and her fans. The song is a pretty standard pop rock track, with a little bit of Ke$ha-like declarations. The song is reminiscent of 'Complicated' which is ironic since the song thanks her listeners for sticking with her and references her and her fans' youth. The melody doesn't quite pack as strong of a punch as 'Complicated' however, and certainly doesn't have the same cross-over appeal. Still, the song is infectious with a sing-along chorus and upbeat, rallying lyrics done in a similar style to Nickelback's 'Rockstar.' Her voice is as unique as it ever has been and her youthfulness will still draw her music to plenty of her fans. Her trademark "oh woahs" are heavily seen here as she sings about being free. "We live like rock stars, dance in every bar. This is who we are, I don't think we'll ever change."

Lavigne's fifth album is supposed to be released sometime later this year. It is expected to be the opposite of her 2011 album 'Goodbye Lullaby.' For now, fans can feel nostalgic and listen to 'Here's to Never Growing Up' on AOL Radio's New Pop First.

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