After dropping various hints over the past few weeks, the duo has confirmed their new collaboration “Flames” is on the way.
Over the past few weeks, Avril Lavigne has been in the studio working on her new album. The Head Above Water follow-up is being produced by John Feldmann. As well, MOD SUN has been writing alongside Lavigne and Feldmann in the studio.
In a recent interview with Wall Of Sound, Feldmann revealed that MOD SUN has been joining in on Lavigne’s recording sessions. As well, Lavigne has shared various studio photos alongside both Feldmann and MOD SUN.
Along with posting numerous photos from the studio, both Lavigne and MOD SUN have been dropping hints a collaboration may be in the works. Back in December, Lavigne even teased on Instagram that a big surprise was arriving the first week of January.
“New music coming out 2021,” she said. “Fun surprise top of year in Jan.”
Avril Lavigne confirma lançamento de músicas novas em 2021. Teremos uma surpresa divertida em Janeiro, pelo coração verde seria uma dica para a música com o Mod Sun & Marshmello? JANEIRO TEM MÚSICA NOVA! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/r6tZnklYvf
— VidadefanAvril (@VidadefanAvril2) December 13, 2020
Now, it looks like we finally know what Lavigne meant by a “fun surprise” in January. Over the weekend, MOD SUN confirmed that Lavigne is featured on his new song “Flames.” The new collab officially arrives on Friday, Jan. 8 and will be accompanied by a music video.
“‘FLAMES’ featuring @avrillavigne January 8……ARE U READY YET? pre save now link in bio 🔥 🎥 by @thatsnathanjames in Los Angeles CA December 2020.”
“Flames” will likely appear on MOD SUN’s upcoming album. We’ve already gotten a few tastes of the LP with his recently released songs “Karma” and “Bones.” On Jan. 1, MOD SUN teased that fans will be blown away by Lavigne’s vocals on “Flames.”
“Avril’s vocals on this song are so fucking crazy……”
Avril’s vocals on this song are so🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺fucking crazy…… https://t.co/kxWcrE3fkK
— modern sunshine (@MODSUN) January 2, 2021
Lavigne recently shared a few exclusive behind-the-scenes photos in the studio. MGK can be seen seemingly tracking some vocals in the recording booth, hinting that another collab may be in the works.
“So are we ready for new music in the new year or what? Lemme know…..”
Back in January, Travis Clark shared that he was actually working in the studio with MGK and Lavigne. The We The Kings frontman exclusively told Alternative Press that the trio collaborated together on some new music. However, it’s unknown if this project will appear on Lavigne’s upcoming album.
“[With Avril], she was like, ‘Hey, I see that you post pictures with your buddy Machine Gun Kelly. Do you think you would want to write?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah!’ So I texted him. I was like, ‘Yo, you want to work on a couple [of] songs with me and Avril for her record?’ And he said, ‘Absolutely.’ So that all parlayed and ended up snowballing into each other. I end up in really cool sessions that I just never thought I would ever really be a part of.”
Machine Gun Kelly has shown his love for Lavigne’s music over the years. Back in March, MGK posted a video of him jamming out on guitar to “Sk8er Boi.” Machine Gun Kelly was even seen hanging out with Lavigne and Clark back in November 2019.
Naturally, fans are very excited about Avril Lavigne and MOD SUN’s new song “Flames”
OMGGGG!!! nag collab sila mod sun & avril lavigne. can’t effin’ wait 🤩
— CGT 💀 (@minatriggxx) January 2, 2021
Omg!! Avril Lavigne is dropping a new song this Jan8!!!! 🥳🥳🥳 #flames with Mod Sun! Whuuuutttttt!!! 🤘🏻*screamiiiiiingggg*
— Jarl Allen #OUSTDUTERTENOW (@jarlallen) January 2, 2021
I am also a Little Black Star, and I know you guys (other fandoms), will celebrate with us this upcoming January 8 on the release of her comeback single ‘Flames’ with Mod Sun. AVRIL LAVIGNE IS COMING pic.twitter.com/cs3tDvRwyj
— josh ☃️ (@joshielovestay) January 2, 2021
ON JANUARY 8 AVRIL LAVIGNE WILL RELEASED HER NEW SONG “FLAMES” WITH MOD SUN. IT WILL BE HER FIRST POP PUNK SONG AFTER A DECADE AND THREE!!!!!! #AVRILLAVIGNEISCOMING
— Lubelen🍒 (@abalonleovilyn) January 2, 2021
Head here to pre-save “Flames” before it arrives on Friday, Jan. 8.
What are your reactions to Avril Lavigne and MOD SUN’s upcoming collab? What do you think “Flames” will sound like? Let us know in the comments below.