Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi

16 June Critic Jonni 0 Comments

Avril Lavigne is my Sunday Revisit, purely because I cannot believe I have not reviewed this music video yet, plus her new song "Here's To Never Growing Up" was meant to be released today or tomorrow. Instead it has been pushed back a month, for reasons I am unsure of, hopefully she will put in more performances to help promote it, since everyone will have forgotten her performance on The Voice UK, in a month's time. Her new song has remnants of her old style and fingers crossed it will give her, her first UK number one single... Time will tell if it hits the top spot.

"Sk8er Boi" was written by Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock and Graham Edwards. The song did well all across the world, but only managed number eight here in the UK. The song is great, and I love the lyric chorus changing past half way. This song really tells a great story, but the video is just as good.

The video brings out the Avril Lavigne sk8er chick, who we all used to love so much. And yet she still has it as her latest video to "Here's To Never Growing Up" proved.

The video shows promotion at the start, with a slight narrative, as there is a 'sk8er boi' promoting the song as well as skating around her. Then it develops into this gig, filled with lots of energy, exactly what we expect to see at an Avril Lavigne concert (I still haven't seen her live, I hope I will in the near future)!

The thing I like about most of Avril Lavigne's music videos is that she includes her backing band, at the time of this video her backing band included Evan Taubenfeld (who returned for the video to "Here's To Never Growing Up"), Jesse Colburn, Mark Spicoluk and Matt Brann.

Overall a great song with a perfect accompanying music video. It is possible to stick a whole narrative to this song, yet they have decided to do it a different way, and it really works. So you can gather what my rating will be...

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