From the moment we learned that Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger were to become Chavril, Prime Minister of Canada, we’ve been waiting for the inevitable: the mall brat’s Nickelback cover. Which bland rasp of a so-called “song” would she pick, though? “Photograph”? That one from the Spider-Man soundtrack? Maybe “Something in Your Mouth,” to prove some sort of sick, twisted point?
The final answer, which is a reference that’s about as topical as Nickelback is adored outside of the denim community, is this: “How You Remind Me.” And loathe as I am to admit this, it’s not awful; it sounds like Evanescence covering Fiona Apple, which is the kind of backhanded compliment Chavril must be used to.
Once you’re done possibly tearing off your ears, glue ’em back on and listen to this:
That’s finger-tapping pro Marnie Stern and the first single, “Year of the Glad,” from her upcoming album, The Chronicles of Marnia. It has NOTHING to do with Canada, we swear. Figured you could use a musical cleanser.