We’ve still got the the giddy handclaps of “Girlfriend” ringing in our ears, and now it’s been announced that style chameleon Avril Lavigne’s fourth album Goodbye Lullaby will be released on March 8, 2011. She’s set to debut the LP’s first single “What The Hell” on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve and, strangely, she worked on the the album with (among others) Deryck Whibley, who she filed for divorce from last year. Get more details on Avril’s upcoming set of jams below.
Dr. Luke, who produced Lavigne’s last two big hits “Keep Holding On” and “Girlfriend”, is nowhere to be found in the press release for the album. (Perhaps that 2007 lawsuit surrounding “Girlfriend” has something to do with the end of their working relationship?)
However, Luke’s frequent collaborator Max Martin lent his skills to the LP’s sessions, as did Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld (Lavigne’s guitarist for a number of years) and Butch Walker, who produced songs on Avril’s previous two records.
Other tracks included on the album include “Stop Standing There” (which is said to have a ’50s girl group feel), “Smile”, “Push”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Goodbye.”