Instagram “Sk8er Boi” Augmented Reality Game Lens & “Breakaway” Lyric Video Behind-The-Scenes Out Today
Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of Avril Lavigne’s Iconic Debut Album, Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition), Available Now
Arista Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Avril Lavigne’s groundbreaking debut, Let Go, with the release of an expanded edition of the album featuring six bonus tracks, including Avril’s newly recorded studio version of “Breakaway.”
Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition) Digital: HERE
A newly created “Breakaway” lyric video is available now on Facebook and YouTube and a behind-the-scenes video was released today with Avril discussing her creative process and reflecting on moments that brought the song to life.
Watch Lyric Video: HERE
Watch BTS: HERE
Also launching today, Avril’s fans can immerse themselves in the Instagram “Sk8er Boi” Augmented Reality Game Lens. Set in the video world of “Sk8er Boi” and “Complicated,” the AR game offers a choice of avatars and a skateboard thrill-ride.
A special 2LP 12″ vinyl pressing of Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition) (featuring the same track listing as the digital configuration) will be released on January 27, 2023 and may be pre-ordered HERE
Arista/Legacy’s Let Go (20th Anniversary) includes the 13 classic tracks from Avril’s breakout debut, her 2022 re-imagining of “Breakaway” and five additional bonus songs recorded during the original Let Go sessions: “Why” (“Complicated” b-side); “Get Over It” (“Sk8er Boi” b-side, previously unreleased to DSPs); “Falling Down” (from the “Sweet Home Alabama” soundtrack); “I Don’t Give” (from the “American Wedding” soundtrack) and “Make Up” (previously unreleased to DSPs).
Originally written and demo’ed for Let Go, “Breakaway” was cut from the album before Avril turned the song over to Kelly Clarkson (who made it a #1 Hot 100 hit in 2004). Avril’s newly recorded interpretation provides a fresh take on the song and restores small poignant lyric references to Avril’s Canadian childhood. Listen to “Breakaway” HERE
In addition to the new “Breakaway” lyric video, the official music videos for “Complicated,” “Losing Grip,” “Sk8er Boi” and “I’m With You” have had their resolution upgraded to High Definition. Arista/Legacy also released pristine footage of Avril’s 2002 Top Of The Pops performance of “Complicated.” All videos and may be viewed on Avril’s YouTube channel.
At age 16, Canadian singer-songwriter-performer Avril Lavigne signed a recording contract with Arista Records, who released the artist’s debut studio album, Let Go, on June 4, 2002. A seismic game-changing musical phenomenon, Let Go became the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist and established Avril as a pop-punk force to be reckoned with. She ruled the airwaves with anthems like “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” and helped pave the way for new generations of women to make uncompromising and unforgettable music, while bringing a punk-infused female pop sensibility into the mainstream.
The RIAA has certified Let Go 7x platinum in the United States while “Complicated” has achieved 3x platinum status, “Sk8er Boi” 2x platinum and “I’m With You” platinum. The Canadian Recording Industry Association and Music Canada have certified Let Go as a Diamond album, selling more than one million copies in Avril’s home country.
Avril Lavigne has been announced as a member of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022 and will soon have her own star unveiled on the Boulevard of Stars.
Avril Lavigne is touring throughout 2022-2023 and may be performing at venue near you.