Let Me Go is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne released as the third single from her upcoming self-titled fifth studio album on 15 October 2013. It features vocals from Nickelback frontman, and Lavigne's husband, Chad Kroeger and was written by Lavigne and Kroeger along with David Hodges. The song was produced by Kroeger.
Initially, "Let Me Go" was about letting go of someone and having them let go of you. However, the lyrics were changed by Lavigne and Kroeger to reflect their relationship. Therefore, the message of the song is more the journey of love through one's life. Critics gave the song mixed reviews, with some calling it "a monster duet", and others criticizing Kroeger's vocals and his involvement in the track.
Background and releaseEdit
"Let Me Go" was released as the third single (and according to some fans, the first official single after the release of promotional singles "Here's to Never Growing Up" and "Rock N Roll") from Lavigne's self-titled fifth studio album on October 16, 2013. Lavigne described it as a piano ballad and one of her favorite songs off Avril Lavigne. "Let Me Go" features vocals from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, Lavigne's husband whom she married recently last July.
The song premiered on 8 October 2013, 8:30 AM (PST) at KBIG 1043 MYfm and was released on iTunes on 15 October 2013 alongside the music video.
A music video was released on October 15, 2013 and it shows Lavigne roaming the halls of an abandoned mansion, with Kroeger's appearance being channeled through an elderly yardman, only to be seen as his true self through mirrored and tablet-assisted images. The song debuted at number 37 on the Billboard Adult Pop Songs and at number 78 on Billboard Hot 100. It has also debuted at number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100, after charting in three airplay formats and debuting at number 7 on the Digital Singles Chart.
"Let Me Go" is a power ballad with elements of pop rock and alternative rock that was produced by Kroeger, also providing guest vocals. Its instrumentation features a piano, a string section, an acoustic drum kit, and electric guitars and bass.
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