Avril Lavigne drops a new single 'Bite Me' with DTA Records
by Ana Walia | Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:04:10 GMT
Avril Lavigne drops new single 'Bite Me'. Image Source: NME

Eight times Grammy Award nominee, Avril Lavigne's debut studio album, 'Let Go,' released in 2002, is the best-selling album by a Canadian artist in the twenty-first century. ‘Let Go’, the album gave birth to the hits "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," which reinforced her skate punk identity and won her the moniker "Pop Punk Queen" from music magazines.

The Pop Punk Queen, Avril Lavigne recently announced the release of her next single, "Bite Me," on November 10th, 2021. The Canadian singer-debut songwriter's album, 'Bite Me,' will be released on DTA Records, which was created by Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

"Let's f—k s—t up!" Avril Lavigne wrote on Instagram about her new track and signing a new record label, with Travis Barker's record label, "DTA Records, has just signed me to a record deal! Should I release my first single the following week?" Avril Lavigne performed in a yellow gingham little skirt and the most stunning thigh-high combat boots in a room bathed in pink light. Avril Lavigne's golden hair included bright pink dyed ends, similar to a style she'd worn before. She ended her appearance with a white crop top and showed off some new locks, as her golden hair featured bright pink-colored ends, similar to a style she'd worn before.

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The song is "an anthem about knowing you're worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second opportunity who doesn't deserve you," according to Avril Lavigne. She also talked about working with Travis Barker and signing to his label, which is run by the Blink-182 drummer, she said, “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 my new music and me. 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 you're worth, what you deserve, and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.”

Welcoming Avril Lavigne to the DTA Records family, Travis Barker said, “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.”

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Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, co-founded DTA Records with Elektra Records in late 2019. The label has provided a home for up-and-coming artists such as jxdn and Caspr, as well as a center for Barker's hip-hop and rock collaborations. Avril Lavigne's most recent album, 'Head Above Water,' was published by BMG in 2019, and she played at Barker's House of Horrors concert special last week, with Machine Gun Kelly and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182.

Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel, co-presidents of Elektra Music Group, said,  “Avril is the rare superstar whose influence only grows with each generation. You can feel her impact across popular music, and it continues to magnify. It comes down to the fact that she’s an amazing songwriter and dynamic performer with undeniable artistic integrity. That holds true in her new music. We’re excited to work with Travis to bring her vision to life.” Travis Barker, John Feldmann, and Mod Sun co-produced the high-energy and anthem "Bite Me," in which she bares her teeth like never before. Hannah Lux Davis directed the official music video, which is now in post-production.

Avril Lavigne shook the Internet with her maiden foray onto the site earlier this year: her viral "Sk8er Boi" post, which featured none other than skateboarding great Tony Hawk. The video received 33.9 million views and 6.7 million "likes" on YouTube.

Avril Lavigne has also stated that she will go on a world tour in 2022, with stops in Amsterdam, Munich, Milan, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and other cities. On March 25, Avril Lavigne will arrive in the United Kingdom and perform at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. She will next perform three nights in a row at the O2 Academy, Brixton in London (March 27/28/29). The coronavirus epidemic led Avril Lavigne to cancel her planned European performances in 2020 and 2021.

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Avril Lavigne has three UK number one albums in her career: Let Go (2002), Under My Skin (2004), and The Best Damn Thing (2006). (2007). She's also had seven UK Top 10 singles, however, she's never topped the Official Singles Chart, with the bratty Girlfriend at Number 2 getting the closest. New music also seems to have been in the works for a while. Avril Lavigne said at the start of the year that she was wrapping up her seventh album and that the tracklist was all straight bangers.

With Avril Lavigne’s video post announcement, her fans couldn’t contain their excitement and commented, "Did she even age?", "So you're telling me this TikTok wasn't recorded back in 2007?", "Suddenly, I'm violently returned to 10 years ago, and I'm here for it”, "Now this sounds like the old Avril. Queen of pop rock is back, OMG”.

Have you heard the song yet?