Avril Lavigne has joined blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus on After School Radio via Apple Music. During the conversation, Lavigne discussed Love Sux, working with Hoppus, signing to Travis Barker‘s label, adapting “Sk8er Boi” into a feature film and more.
“I feel this is my most alternative record sonically,” she continues. “There was a period where it was, on my first album, it was like, ‘Okay, I want to rock out. I want guitars. [I] want to sound like a band. I want drums.’ At the time, it was bubble gum music. Super pop music was in so I to had fight for that. But then a few albums in, people were like, ‘Radio just don’t play songs with guitars and live drums.’ I had to evolve, but things had to dial back a bit. Not that I wanted to do that, but I did.”