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You can now hear Willow's pop-punk rager Grow, guest starring Avril Lavigne

Willow and Avril Lavigne
(Image credit: Willow)

Willow's rock-inspired album, Lately I Feel Everything, has finally arrived. On the album, Willow has joined forces with Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne for the track G R O W, also featuring Blink-182's Travis Barker.

The song is a motivational ode to inner healing and explores themes of self-reliance, self-care and self acceptance. Basically, it's all about looking after number one. Using lyrics such as 'I hope you know you're not alone', 'I feel closer knowing I don't have to hide my scars' and 'You'll find that you're your own best friend', the song is the perfect pick-me-up for when you're feeling in need of an emotional booster – and what better way to pull yourself through than listening to the almighty powerful Avril Lavigne?

Speaking to Kerrang! about her intentions behind working with the vocalist, Willow explained: “If I was going to do pop-punk I had to go far and beyond. I had to go the full mile. The fact that Avril has been doing pop-punk music for so long gives her the power of just killing it. Like, there is no world where this is not going to be fire. So that was super-inspiring…”

Willow and Lavigne are set to debut the song on a Facebook Watch exclusive concert tonight, titled WILLOW IN CONCERT: lately i feel EVERYTHING, (July 16) at 5pm BST.

Listen below:

Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.