Avril Lavigne releases pop-punk anthem “Love It When You Hate Me”

Avril Lavigne has released the second single from her upcoming album – pop-punk banger “Love It When You Hate Me”, NME reports.

The track, according to the report, is lifted from Lavigne’s seventh album Love Sux and also features a guest spot from emo rapper Blackbear. 

It follows on from “Bite Me”, which was released last November.

Love Sux is out February 25 via Travis Barker’s DTA Records, and is available to pre-save now. 

Speaking about the Green Day-inspired record, Lavigne said: “It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s just pure rock & roll from front to back. There’s a lot of reflecting upon different relationships that I have gone through and where I’m at, and even though there’s songs about past love experiences that didn’t work out, I’m in such a good place in my life that it’s still just fun and feisty and light. I’m kind of poking fun at myself that I’ve gone through a lot in love.”

“My message is know who you are and trust who you are,” she continued. “A lot of these songs are about having the strength to walk away if someone doesn’t see that. I wanted to make sure I wrote music that people could relate to. It’s about valuing yourself and knowing you’re enough. It’s really a love letter to women.”

The follow-up to 2019’s Head Above Water, Love Sux will also see features from Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus.

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