Avril Lavigne On Never Growing Up, Living In The Moment And Scrapbooking
Canada's pop-punk Queen Avril Lavigne is back! Not only is she releasing a new single and her fifth studio album later this year, she's also planning a wedding to new love Chad Kroeger (of Nickelback fame).
The couple fell in love while working on her new album and co-wrote her punchy new single Here's To Never Growing Up, a fist-pumping summer anthem.
In Part One of our exclusive interview, Avril dishes on her upcoming music video, missing her high school prom, her philosophy of living in the moment and her love of old-school crafting...
Q: Let’s talk about the single, Here's To Never Growing Up. So we’ve seen photos from the video - little teasers - but can you tell us about the concept? What’s happening?
A: It’s prom, and basically I have my live performance with my band and we’re in prom outfits. And then we’re kind of like in a high school, or it could be a college...
When I was writing it, I was thinking about being younger – I’m still in my 20s, but you know, like high school - and with my 20s being in music and everything, I love the concept of ‘simply prom’ for the video.
Q: Growing up in the music biz, do you feel like you missed out at all on being young and enjoying life?
A: No, although I actually didn’t go to prom, so this was my first prom! No, I don’t feel like I missed out, because I had a very normal childhood. I grew up in a small town and I left when I was 16.