Avril Lavigne 'pushed' boundaries for new album

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne "pushed" her emotional boundaries for her upcoming fifth LP and insists she has always gone through her career with a "completely different getup" from other female artists.

Avril Lavigne "pushed" her boundaries for her new album.

The 28-year-old singer is set to release her follow up from 2011's 'Goodbye Lullaby' and has thoroughly explored her emotions for the record, insisting she is proud for having a "completely different getup" to other female artists since first appearing on the music scene in 2002 with her track 'Complicated'.

She told Nylon magazine: "Lyrically, I pushed myself to talk about different subjects I haven't talked about before. I didn't want to be so simple. I tried to really express myself and go deeper.

"I wasn't the girl baring her midriff with backup dancers and a headset microphone. I came out and had a lot to say with my lyrics, and I played the guitar. I had a completely different getup, stage presence, everything."

The 'He Wasn't' musician recently revealed she has teamed up with goth rocker Marilyn Manson for a track on her upcoming fifth LP and admitted the "heavier" material came about very spontaneously.

She previously said: "It was last minute [the song came about]. I was sitting there at the board thinking Manson would be perfect on this track, so I texted him and he's like, 'I'll come over and hear it.' So he came at four o'clock in the morning... Yes, it was one of those nights."

Avril Lavigne

Over-14s show. The skater boy pin-up returns with more finely-honed teen angst and pseudo-rebellion, when really she's cleaner than Britney.


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