Avril Lavigne Gets Back to Her ‘Complicated’ Roots with New Song, ‘Bite Me’


Avril Lavigne walking down the street with a blue plaid skirt and tall black boots.

Avril Lavigne – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ryan McFadden

Avril Lavigne gets back to her punk-pop roots with her latest single, “Bite Me,” released on Travis Barker’s DTA Records

Avril Lavigne may be a pop star, but she has punk roots. After all, when Lavigne broke out in 2002 with her debut studio album, “Let Go,” songs such as “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” walked the fine line between pop and alternative punk-rock.

Now, Lavigne is coming full circle. She recently signed to Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s record label, DTA Records, and just released a new single, “Bite Me.” The track features the spunky edge for which Lavine is known, plus a maturity that can only come from now being in her 30s.

“Bite Me” features some cool names, to boot, and Goldfinger’s John Feldmann and Mod Sun, the latter who is also Lavigne’s current boyfriend, co-produced on the song. Listen to Avril Lavigne’s “Bite Me” below.

“Avril and I have been friends for a long time, but I think I’ve been a fan of hers even longer!” Barker said in a statement. “She’s a true bad*** 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.”

Lavigne added that she’s “always admired Travis and his work.” She continued, “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 me and my new music. Travis understands my vision as a musician, my creative process as an artist, and my goals at this stage of my career.”

Regarding the new track, “Bite Me,” Lavigne states, “I am excited to be dropping ‘Bite Me.’ It’s an anthem about knowing your worth, what you deserve and not giving someone a second chance who doesn’t deserve you.” Get a closer look at the lyrics and listen to the song below and pick up the track here.

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