Time is a funny thing: its passage almost always leads to the gradual loss of youth and alteration of physical features. We use the word "almost," however, because the cruel boundaries of time have not made the slightest of impacts on the appearance of Avril Lavigne, who is 28 years old but looks exactly identical to her 17-year-old self in the music video to her fittingly titled new single, "Here's To Never Growing Up."
Ostensibly, the video (which was released on Thursday) finds Lavigne, her sullen backing band and a ton of eye makeup performing "Here's To Never Growing Up" at a high school prom. There are some cool details in the first half of the video -- Avril's wearing a Radiohead tee! The drummer has an eyepatch for some reason! -- and of course, "Here's To Never Growing Up" remains a endlessly repayable, gloriously messy, Kroeger-assisted summer jam.