Avril Lavigne Joins Travis Barker's Label DTA Records, Teases New Music
By Ariel King
November 3, 2021
"Let's f*** s*** up! Just signed a record contract to Travis Barker's record label DTA Records! Should I drop my first single next week?" Lavigne shared with Twitter. The post was accompanied by photos of Lavigne and Barker popping champagne and celebrating their new contract.
Barker also celebrated Lavigne singing to his label, the DTA Records head posting his own video that sees him popping champagne bottles with the singer. Barker's post simply welcomes Lavigne to DTA Records, but his video provides a further look into the celebration between the two collaborators.
Lavigne has been enjoying quite the comeback this year, and recently teamed up with Willow for a new collaboration featuring Barker, "G R O W." With a resurgence of 2000s pop-punk as acts such as Willow and Olivia Rodrigo have been making waves in the scene, a return of Lavigne, known as the "Pop Punk Queen," is only fitting. That Lavigne is teaming up with Barker, famous for his work as the drummer of blink-182, only adds to the excitement of pop punk's roaring revival.
The "Complicated" singer remains a legend in the scene and is regularly cited as the influence of many budding pop-punk stars. Willow gushed of Lavigne about the pair's collaboration, saying of the singer, "My goodness. She's just amazing. She knows this genre like the back of her hand."
Last month, Barker and Lavigne both made their way over to Las Vegas for a fully curated Emo Nite takeover, which saw the pair of icons joining the likes of 3OH!3, Mayday Parade, and more. Lavigne also joined TikTok earlier this year, and ressurected her 2002 hit "Sk8er Boi" in an epic video that saw her teaming up with none other than the most prolific "Sk8er Boi" himself, Tony Hawk.