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Mod Sun + Avril Lavigne’s Engagement Ends In ‘Strangers’: Look + Listen

Proof positive that nothing lasts forever,  the latest Mod Sun single “Strangers.” reflects the end of his and Avril Lavigne‘s engagement following their 10 month relationship. 

The musicians’ relationship ended shortly after the release of his latest LP God Save the Teen, that ironically featured “Avril’s Song,” a composition about the healing impact their relationship had on him.

In the video for his latest single that was filmed in Paris (where he originally proposed,) the musician (born Derek Ryan Smith) sings “I remember loving you before we ever met/Saw you on the TV and I met you through a friend/Then I started talking to you on the internet/Went from strangers, to lovers, to strangers again.”

“Strangers” marks Mod Sun’s first piece of music since God Save the Teen, and the first time he’s referenced the breakup.

In February, Mod Sun spoke to Rolling Stone about the process of creating God Save the Teen from a fresh perspective, having traded in unhealthy codependencies for a true relationship with Lavigne. “I’m so fortunate to be in this really healthy relationship. I’m truly with a grown woman, like, my girl is a grown up in the coolest way possible,” he said at the time. “She balances being this total badass rockstar with being a grown up and being like, it’s cool to do that. And she has really shown me that in so many ways and it’s just made my future so much more exciting.”

In February, after TMZ published photos of Lavigne with rapper Tyga at a restaurant together amidst rumors of a breakup, a representative for the musician told People: “They were together and engaged as of three days ago when Mod left for tour so if anything has changed that’s news to him.”

The new single seems to reference this period of confusion in the lyrics: “Our first fight, I saw your true colors, your bad side/Pictures on the internet you can’t hide/Soon as I go out of state, I’m out of mind.”

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Mari Duarte