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So apparently Avril Lavigne isn't done about telling people to stop growing up (Here's To Never Growing Up) and now she's going to show the world the true face of rock and roll. Well, maybe not really, but this song is pretty spectacular.
Let's begin with some back story. So Lavigne had an idea for her fifth album since 2011, and this time for the past month or so, she's released a single which has garnered amass of hits and been played on almost every radio station I've heard so far. The song is none other than Here's To Never Growing Up, and to be honest, the track instantly reminded me of her past albums than anything else. Goodbye Lullaby was okay, but there's tracks which you don't feel fits with Avril's voice and talent. So we open up since June 2013, and we get a taste of pop rock once more. If by any means, Rock N Roll could be a message that would come crawling over your carpet floors telling you that Lavigne is back to business, and she's going to do it old style. Well, that makes me hyped up for the album now.
Now the new single bears similar resemblance to the first single, and the comparisons are pretty clear and significant. The chants, some lyrics, some vocals and the guitars - they all make for pure pop rock sensation, and what Avril does amazingly best at. Well, I can't say much for production but the lyrics could be because of the same writers from the first single, with hubby Chad Kroeger (Nickelback front man), David Hodges and Jacob Kasher, were down for this track as well. Who writes lyrics like, 'Well it's you and I; Just put up a middle finger to the sky.' But I'm not complaining, just that the intro feels a whole lot like the previous single.
Straight into the song, the beat once again easily evident, the foot-stomping, the guitars; all comes into formality and joints that is just a step higher than the previous single. The vibe it gets, man, is just so fit for Avril, the way it does and the overlapping vocals and high production value. If this isn't rock and roll, what is?
Some some how, it's a little different when I'm with you
ORIGINALITY: 7/10 - A little in conjunction with Here's To Never Growing Up, but still pretty cool.
SOUND: 9/10 - The track tears it apart on production value.
LYRICS: 8/10 - Crystal-clear, Lavigne lyrics easily distinctive.
OVERALL: 24/30 - Rock N Roll is classic Avril, a hype from the past single, an anthem for those unchanged and those who are relentless. This song is pure gratitude. I'll be kidding if I don't play it for days.
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