So, when I said that I would still occasionally write about music, I didn't expect my next post to be about Avril Lavigne. But now that I think about it, she's been an big part of my summer.
"Girlfriend" got the party started back in June when Lil' Mama added some much needed...non-Avrilness. Now it's time for the one thing the Iraq War's been good for: a first-rate power ballad! (There have been a few, including Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends.")
"When You're Gone" is shamefully addictive. Shameful because everything about Avril kind of is, but also because I can't imagine that it isn't the product of a marketing scheme: all those kids on Engaged & Underage need a wedding song, right?
Still, what's good is good. I'm just surprised at how right I was: despite lyrics that manage to be both generic and absurd, I knew the first time I heard it that it was (a) for weddings and (b) about the Iraq War. And the first 10 seconds of the video proved me right! Check it out here.