In the thick of the pop-punk revival, Avril Lavigne released her newest single “Bite Me” on Wednesday (Nov. 10) — her first since signing to Travis Barker’s DTA Records.
“I’m so f—ing excited to be releasing new music,” the 37-year-old wrote on Instagram. “I had so much fun making this record. This is just a taste of what’s to come.”
The guitar- and drum-heavy track features Lavigne raging at her former lover for failing to treat her properly, promising that they’ll always regret being kicked out of her life. “I gave you one chance/ You don’t get it twice/ And we’ll be together never/ So baby you can bite me,” she sings on the chorus.
Speaking in more detail about the track with Kevan Kenney on Alt 92.3, Lavigne said the track is “super sassy and is about someone who wants a second chance but they f—-d up so royally they’re kinda not really worth your time, and they realize after the fact that you had a really good thing going on, and you’re sort of the one that got away.”
She continued, “It’s a song about self-worth and standing up for yourself and just being like ‘You didn’t treat me right. You didn’t treat me well, and that doesn’t work for me….so baby, you can bite me.'”
Lavigne has yet to divulge a title for a forthcoming album or a release date, but during her appearance on the radio show, she said, “The majority of the record is fast, in your face. It’s the most alternative record front to back that I’ve ever made. I just really didn’t want any ballads, I just wanted rock and roll and pop-punk.”
Listen to “Bite Me” below.