Then Lavigne started to date Nickleback front man Chad Kroeger and recording her fifth studio album. This week Lavigne released the first single from that as-yet-untitled album called "Here's to Never Growing Up." The song is co-written by Kroeger and Boys Like Girls singer Martin Johnson.
The song is a thumping, acoustic guitar-filled pop song about drinking and loving life. The song is catchy, but it doesn't sound like a song Lavigne would usually sing. The lyrics are also a rough point for the song. "I got a bottle of whatever, but it's getting us drunk/ Singing here's to never growing up," Lavigne sings during the chorus.
While the single isn't perfect, it is catchy. However as a 28-year-old, engaged woman Lavigne should be writing better, more mature songs than this. Hopefully the rest of the album is more fun.