Avril Lavigne brings pop-punk back with Bite Me.
We've always known she'd come back to us.
You don’t even need to be a pop-punk stan to be impacted by the ‘00s nostalgia the new Avril Lavigne’s video caused. But Bite Me is not only our rebellious princess’s debut on Travis Barker’s label DTA Records.
This is one more proof that leather spiked jackets matching plaid skirts and boots are now for everyone, turning the emo & pop-punk revival into something even more inclusive.
Actually, custom patches with graffiti-like letterings all over a jacket's surface remind us how going against the standards might be the ultimate expression of freedom.
In this sense, long before younger pop-punk artists like Willow and Olivia Rodrigo could be on the top charts, it was Avril that opened the doors to a scene that was dominated by male artists back when it started.
Her authenticity has always been reflected in her clothes, which express a strong personality & talent that never failed to inspire young girls anywhere.
Avril has even worked together with Willow on GROW, from Smith’s latest drop. Pop-punk avant-garde symbol, that's who Lavigne is.
The former Blink-182 drummer knows it well too, and his feat with Willow on the smash-hit Transparent Soul just enhances all of it.
In the end, the genre found on its renaissence a way to bring back bold aesthetics & gender non-conformity at its best — parla, Måneskin, we're talking about you.
But when one of the most important faces of pop-punk claims to be back, that’s when things get real.
So, it’s time to turn the volume up for breakup bangers with scream-along choruses. Good 4 us.
Can you guess what Kravis’ dress code is?