After a rather long hiatus due to her record label, pop/punk princess is back and you can now listen to her upcoming album Goodbye Lullaby is full! The album marks her fourth studio album, and she said that she wants to go the acoustic/pop route again, a sound that many fans would resonate with - it was the sound that dominated her music from her first two albums after all. After a shift into the poppier side of the spectrum with her third album The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne has now returned. It's not as acoustic/pop/rock as she'd have you believe.
It seems Lavigne has found the balance between her first two albums and her third album. Most songs do have an acoustic background, but are layered with a pop gloss on it. At least she's not stuck in 2007 like Jessica Mauboy. Anyway, some songs that I'm really liking are Wish You Were Here and Remember When. At least upon first listen. Most songs on the album are anthemic with big, sweeping choruses, with a few exceptions like Everybody Hurts, 4 Real, Darlin' and Goodbye. And the Max Martin productions on this album are easy to handpick as they have the poppiest production.
Goodbye Lullaby as a whole, is solid, but to be honest, it wasn't as great as I thought it was going to be. I was really hoping for a stripped down record, honest and just, amazing. And properly harking back to her older music. Make no mistake, this is still a step in the right direction. But I do admit I did expect a little more..
Check it out for yourself below!