Avril Lavigne says ‘Bite Me’ single is about ‘a guy who abused me’
Avril Lavigne shared her songwriting process and the influences behind her music in a new interview with the country music icon. Shania Twain.
Pop-punk singer appearing on Apple Music’s Home Now Radio to speak with Twain, whom Lavigne opened for tour when she was 14 years old after winning a contest.
“I can’t thank you enough for that opportunity, because it’s been life-changing for me and I’ve been in my town and singing and starting a business,” Lavigne told her.
The pair then discussed some of their biggest hits along with their recent music.
Discussing her single “Bite Me” from her upcoming album Love Sux, Lavigne explains how “the whole album is about self-worth and self-love”.
“And that song just didn’t give a guy a second chance, who didn’t deserve it, because he didn’t treat me well,” she said. “This is a guy who wants me back who mistreats me, and then they just say goodbye, and stand up for themselves, have self-worth and move on.”
In the same interview, Lavigne mentions Twain .’s record-breaking 1997 album Until yesterday as “one of the greatest albums of all time”.
“I just think about the songs and I know each song, all the lyrics and every video, because every song is a single. Is that right? ” she asked. “Like, pretty much.”
“That’s crazy,” Twain replied. “Most of the songs on that album were singles. It was tiring. I haven’t really experienced it in this moment, you know? It’s a bit of a whirlwind.
“I like it better now, like 25 years later, and sitting here talking to you about that music and what it means to you and just the fact that we met on the stage of the tour. acting and all this. It’s really great to look back and reminisce about those things and still celebrate them in such a big way now.”
The latest episode of Home Now Radio with Shania Twain is available now on Apple Music.
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