We suppose this was inevitable, given they're working on an album together (and, y'know, engaged), but now, Avril Lavigne's and Chad Kroeger's bond has grown even stronger, as Lavigne has covered one of her soon-to-be husband's signature hits.
Yes, on Tuesday (December 11), Lavigne's take on Nickelback's "How You Remind Me" hit the 'net, and, she definitely puts a dour spin on the tune. Over somber piano chords, Lavigne taps into the lover's lament that Kroeger's growly original merely touched on (we can't wait for her version of "Bottoms Up"), and the thing is actually really pretty for a Nickelback tune.
Lavigne recorded the cover for the soundtrack of the Japanese animated film "One Piece Film: Z," and it comes backed with a second cover, this one of Joan Jett's "Bad Reputation." A spokesperson for the singer also confirmed that the song online is, in fact, accurate, and added "this is not a single release ... Avril is currently hard at work on her upcoming studio album."
Of course, there's still no release date for that studio album, which features at least one song with Kroeger ... earlier this year, Epic Records honcho L.A. Reid said that the untitled album had made it to the mixing stage, and that he expected "to release it very soon ... I'd like to get it out this year, but time seems to be flying. If we don't, it will be top of the new year."
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