Watch K-Pop star Yoon from STAYC cover Avril Lavigne’s Sk8er Boi

Yoon covering Skater Boi
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South Korean pop star Yoon, one-sixth of girl group STAYC, has shared a cover of Avril Lavigne’s 2002 global hit single Sk8er Boi.

In the video, Yoon replicates Lavigne’s trademark school tie and studded wristbands look, and gives a nod to the noughties by performing in front of a poster for English film director Guy Ritchie’s 2000 ‘crime caper’ Snatch

The song is the latest in a series of covers posted by the individual members of STAYC, who currently have 2,978,928 monthly listeners on Spotify. Last week band member Isa shared her cover of Good Thing, a 2019 collaboration between US R&B singer and German dance producer Zedd, and earlier this month J released a low-key cover of Best Part, a 2017 collaboration between American singer/songwriter H.E.R. and Canadian R&B singer Daniel Caesar.

Watch Yoon’s cover of Sk8er Boi below:

Avril Lavigne has emerged as a hero to a new generation of pop-rock artists, with the likes of Olivia Rodrigo and Willow citing her as an influence: Lavigne joined Rodrigo onstage in Toronto last year to duet on Complicated, and collaborated with Willow and Blink-182 drummer-turned-pop punk mogul Travis Barker on 2021 single Grow. Lavigne also collaborated with Yorkshire pop-punk star Yungblud on I’m A Mess, a bonus track on the expanded reissue of her 2022 album Love Sux.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.