Some things are too good to put down, even if you’re Avril Lavigne. In a deeply nostalgic TikTok posted on Tuesday (June 28), the 37-year-old pop-punk pioneer continued her 20th anniversary celebrations of her 2002 debut album, Let’s go, by recreating his iconic cover of the cityscape, earning quite a few moving comments from the fans who have been with him from the start.
In the video, Lavigne enters the off-camera view and stops in the middle of the same New York road that intersects Canal Street that she once posed on all those years ago as an 18-year-old rising artist. . Dressed in a long black coat and pants to mimic the outfit she wore in the original work, the “Love Sux” singer crosses her arms and stares at the camera, transforming for a moment into the young musician who will soon become famous for tracks such as “Complicated” and “Sk8r Boy”.
“I just went to where I shot the cover for my debut album ‘Let Go’ here in New York,” Lavigne tweeted about TikTok, which she wistfully captioned “20 years later…”
One of the people who commented on the video was none other than Lavigne’s fiancé, Mod Sun, who she got engaged to in April. “It’s so amazing!” wrote the punk rocker.
“This is amazing! Happy 20th Anniversary!” wrote Simple Plan, the band whose song “I’m Just a Kid” was used by Lavigne as the audio for her TikTok.
“Okay now im crying,” one fan commented, while another wrote, “Sigh. The good days.
The “Bite Me” singer’s new post follows the release of an anniversary edition of Let’s go. The original version peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2002 and remained on the chart for 97 weeks. The revamped edition contains old tracks that were previously unavailable on streaming services.
@Avril Lavigne20 years later…♬ I’m just a kid – Simple plan