Roughly two weeks before Avril Lavigne's new studio effort "Goodbye Lullaby" hits stores across United States, all tracks listed in the CD is previewed in an album sampler. It begins with twinkling piano sound of ballad tune "Black Star" before moving to more upbeat songs like "Smile".
Among the previewed tracks, the stand-out ones include "Wish You Were Here" which features catchy "damn, damn, damn" hook. After snippets of three songs' acoustic versions, the album sampler ends with her shouting about not giving a damn about her "Bad Reputation" in a Joan Jett cover song. The last four songs that are previewed will be included in the deluxe package.
"Goodbye Lullaby" is coming out across the country on March 8. It's led by a pop/rock song "What the Hell" which was released on the New Year's Eve. "This album is different ... I'm older now, so I think that comes across in my music, it's not as pop-rock and it's a little more mellow and it's deep," she once said. "But my first single is very 'up' and pop-rock. The first single is very much like my older stuff, but the rest of the album is a departure."