Listen: Avril Lavigne's New Single Here's To Never Growing Up
By Kelly West 2013-04-09 08:09:14
The title for Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne's fifth studio album has yet to be set, but we now have our first earful of the anticipated record, with "Here's to Never Growing Up," which - as you may have guessed - is a proud anthem about staying young. Will it be one of this summer's hit songs? That remains to be seen. It's hard to predict which song will go on to be in heavy rotation as the summer months hit, but there's no denying how catchy this tune is.
The song has the 28-year-old singer-songwriter singing about "singing Radiohead at the top of my lungs, with the boom box blaring as we're falling in love…", living like rock stars, dancing on bars, and of course, toasting never growing up.
As EW points out, the song seems to follow the latest trend of YOLO anthems, coming in the wake of Ke$ha's hit song "Die Young." There's also Taylor Swift's "22," which also embraces youth. EW also points out that the tune comes a bit ahead of summer, which may be just in time for it to catch some traction before the warmer weather arrives.
As mentioned, this single comes off Lavigne's planned fifth album. The singer got her big break more than a decade ago, launching to stardom when she was just 17 with her debut album Let Go, which included "Sk8er Boi," "I'm with You" and "Complicated." She's since gone on to record three other studio albums, the most recent of which (Goodbye Lullaby) arrived in 2011. Fans are likely eager to see what she has next. Hopefully we'll hear word of a date and a title for the new album soon.
Here's a look a the cover for the single, which has Lavigne looking like she spent the night out partying and ended it curled up with a teddy bear.