So, it's been a good few weeks now. Any avid Avril fan has hopefully had the chance to completely absorb Goodbye Lullaby. I know I definitely have, and I love it. I think it has everything an Avril album needs.
I do see album 5 in going two directions though, she's going to continue (and improve) her creative flow and keep up with sticking to what she believes in. Maybe mellow out a bit more, maybe rock out a bit more. Vocally, I think she is exceeding anything I ever thought. Lyrically, she could use a bit more work. But she shows so much promise on this album.
I (hope) album #5 is going to stay in this direction that the second half of the album took. Obviously, there might not be as many melancholy songs because it's been a while since her breakup. Unless of course, she goes through another one. But I hope it becomes what the intended Goodbye Lullaby to be, so this album really is a bridge for what's to come.
What do you guys think of her doing an urban/dance album?
Call me old school, but I would probably curl up in a ball and *physically* die. Even if she comes up with this "Oh it's something new and different" (which all artists tend to say when they sell out), I wouuld just shake my head, and think Goodbye Lullaby was a flush down the toilet.
I'm really curious though, because it could genuinely go both ways. I think if Avril stays true to herself, and keeps putting out the music she wants, she will have more longevity. Sure she won't be at the top of the charts anymore, but she will grow with her fans. Instead of always reverting back to a teenage audience, and then losing what she's worked for.
It would follow the lines of Alanis morrisette, She's made her mark in music, and she will always be remembered, and she will always have fans, and she will keep coming out with albums. Some more successful than others. And the artist shows maturity and growth in their music.
What do you guys think? I don't know if Avril could survive another TBDT fiasco... cause that one was really cutting it close.