This album is a trilogy of the versions of the pop queen. The teenage version, the mature version and the version in between
The album has a quite different theme from her previous albums. The artist has been through a lot since the release of her debut album “Let Go” in 2002 and she used this album as a means to blow off steam. Although more than half of the songs seem to be focused on her adolescence and all the pleasures that she fully indulged herself in during that period, there are songs with quite different sounds and themes, songs which her fans believe are about her marriage. These are probably the first songs by the artist that portray remorse over a broken relationship. It is really quite touching considering the fact that the rigid “I really don’t need anyone” persona of the Avril Lavigne has been cracked. It’s really worrisome that despite these tracks, critics are still calling her out for being an advocate for teenage sloppiness. I am well aware that songs like “Here’s To Never Growing Up” are triggers to youthful delinquencies but in this particular album, there is a ray of hope, A number of tracks that serve as pointers to the fact that the pop queen is actually growing up. It is my belief that the presence of these tracks is meant to pave a way for a new Avril, someone who has been through life on lives’ terms and still survived to sing her story. I believe that the songs that will follow after this album would showcase a version of Avril that the world didn’t expect. The sound will probably never change but the message surely will. Avril Lavigne has never had a problem speaking her mind and now that she is going through something different, I believe she won’t be shy of singing out.