To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of her debut album, ‘Let Go,’ Avril Lavigne has recreated the album’s iconic cover art; see the video below. On TikTok, Lavigne shared a video of her revisiting the location on New York’s Canal Street where she shot the ‘Let Go’ album cover. The video, set to the song “I’m Just A Kid” by Simple Plan, which TikTok users have been using to recreate old photos, concludes with a transition from the present-day shot to the iconic 2002 image of the moody 18-year-old singer. “Just visited the location where I shot the cover for my debut album ‘Let Go’ in New York,” Lavigne tweeted. Watch the following video.
To commemorate its 20th anniversary, Avril Lavigne released a deluxe edition of ‘Let Go’ earlier this month. The deluxe edition included B-sides such as “Falling Down” and “I Don’t Give,” “Why,” “Get Over It,” and “Make Up.” The latter two songs were unavailable on streaming services prior to the release of the deluxe edition. Additionally, the deluxe edition included a newly recorded version of “Breakaway.” The original song, co-written by Avril Lavigne, was given to Kelly Clarkson, who released it in 2004 to great success.
For Spotify’s Singles series, Lavigne released an alt-rock cover of Adele’s ‘Hello’ along with an acoustic version of her own ‘Love Sux’ last week. The release of ‘Love Sux’ in February marked the seventh studio album for the singer. Ali Shutler of the NME described the album in a three-star review: “‘Love Sux’ is a progressive pop-punk album that eschews the old rules – but not at the expense of maximalist, upbeat guitar anthems.”