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Avril Lavigne recreates ‘Let Go’ album cover for 20th anniversary

The 'Sk8er Boi' singer revisited the New York location where the iconic album cover was shot 20 years ago

By Hollie Geraghty

Avil Lavigne stands in the road on the cover of 'Let Go' next to a recreated picture
Avril Lavigne's debut album 'Let Go' is 20 years old (Pictures: TikTok).

Avril Lavigne has recreated the cover of her debut album Let Go for its 20th anniversary.

The singer, who released her first LP on June 4, 2002, revisited the location on Canal Street, New York where the iconic photo was taken.

“Just went to the location where I shot the cover of my debut album ‘Let Go’ here in New York,” she wrote on Twitter.

She posted the new photo on her TikTok, where she jumped on the trend of using Simple Plan’s ‘I’m Just a Kid’ to recreate an old picture.

In the video, captioned ’20 years later…’ the singer walks in front of a crosswalk and folds her arms near busy traffic, before transitioning to the album cover.

Simple Plan also commented on the post “This is amazing! Happy 20th Anniversary!”

Watch the video below.

Let Go featured hit tracks ‘Sk8er Boi’, ‘Complicated’ and ‘I’m With You’. Earlier this month, Lavigne released a deluxe edition of the album to mark the anniversary, which featured six bonus tracks.

One of the additions included a new version of ‘Breakaway’, which she originally wrote for the album but instead gave to Kelly Clarkson. She also recently covered Adele’s ‘Hello’.

Posting to Instagram on the album’s anniversary, she wrote: “I will never be able to fully explain not only how much this album meant to me, but the monumental impact it has had on my life. It’s hard to try and comprehend how, 20 years later, the songs I wrote as a 17 year old would still resonate with people today.”

Lavigne’s latest album, ‘Love Sux’, came out in February, which followed her October 2021 comeback single ‘Bite Me’. The album was co-produced by Blink-182′s Travis Barker and Lavigne’s fiancé, pop-punk rapper Mod Sun.

Mark Hoppus, Blackbear and Machine Gun Kelly also contributed to the album, and Lavigne is set to be a special guest with MGK on his US tour next month. Earlier this year, she was forced to postpone her UK and European tour to 2023, citing the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a recent interview with Mix 104.1, Lavigne spoke about her working relationship with Barker, who was yesterday reportedly rushed to hospital.

“Travis and I worked together on the ‘Best Damn Thing’ album, he played on a couple of songs and then we wrote songs and he produced songs on this album,” she said (via Music News).

“He signed me to his label DTA and we’ve done a bunch of performances together. It’s been fun, it’s great just collaborating with other artists.

“He understands me – he’s been on the road, he’s toured, he’s gone through it all. I just pick up the phone and call him and he’s there for me, and gets me as an artist.”