Avril Lavigne hits first red carpet in two years and talks 'powerful' new album

By: Meaghan Wray

It’s not complicated – Avril Lavigne is back and ready to hit the ground running. Even after a tough couple of years, this is one musician that just doesn’t quit. The Canadian star posed on her first red carpet after a two-year hiatus on Friday (April 20) and didn’t waste a moment to share with fans what she’s been up to.

Avril appeared on her first red carpet in two years. Photo: © Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The 33-year-old made a glamorous appearance at the Race to Erase MS Gala , a fundraising organization that the star has been involved with for quite some time, along with her own Avril Lavigne Foundation. Rocking her signature bleached blond hair, elaborate jewels and a gorgeous black gown, the musician opened up about how her battle with Lyme disease has made way for powerful new music. “Everything is brighter when you go through an experience like that. The simple things in life are what mean the most really. I’m happy to be here,” she gushed to E! News.

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She also used the opportunity to announce that the album is set to be done in two weeks’ time and will be released this year. “It’s a really powerful record. I’ve been writing songs that are really just powerful and true and honest and sincere and I think people will really be able to relate to it. I’ve gone through a lot of personal stuff in the past two years so I’ve really drawn from that.”

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This will mark her sixth studio album release, and her first one in five years since her self-titled album dropped in 2013, which featured the global hit “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” Though Avril originally said this project was going to be released in 2017, she wanted to make sure it was absolutely perfect for her loyal followers. “I know my fans have been waiting for a long time and some of them are unhappy. But trust me, I’m doing everything I can and I just want it to be ready and everything to be perfect. All the waiting and the hard work on my end will pay off, I promise.”

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