Who would've known that Avril Lavigne still had it in her? Despite her having clarified that her forthcoming album will be a bit darker and more on the Acoustic side, this first single What the Hell, co-written by Swedish Pop God Max Martin and Shellback, shows the promise of Pop Gold. Full of sass and a nod to early '80s synth-rock, Lavigne sounds playful and coy. I predict big things for this track.
For a limited time only you can download the track off her Facebook Page here or you can preview it in full here (Flash Player required; audio content owned by Sony Music):
Goodbye Lullabye, Lavigne's fourth studio album, hits stores March 8, 2011 via Sony Music.