• Avril Lavigne recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • Lavigne shared that she wrote Clarkson's song "Breakaway"
  • She opened up about the experiences that inspired the track

Avril Lavigne gave one of her unused songs a whole new life when she passed it on to Kelly Clarkson! Lavigne recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she shared that she actually penned Clarkson's mega-hit "Breakaway" back in her teen years.

Lavigne says Clarkson "slayed" her song "Breakaway"

Lavigne was a guest on Clarkson's talk show on Thursday, reflecting on the song during their interview. While she explained that she originally wrote the track for her debut album Let Go, it ended up not making the cut, which is how it ended up with Clarkson! She said the singer and talk show host "slayed" the track, expressing that she felt she "did an incredible job with it".  

Avril Lavigne attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs in Beverly Hills, California, 2020

The Canadian pop-punk singer, who has returned to the music world in a big way with her new album Love Sux, also opened up about the meaning behind the song. "Leaving my world behind and taking a chance, was what this song was written about," Lavigne explained. She said that when she wrote "Breakaway," she had made the big decision to leave home and pursue her career, which she called "a very scary thing" at the time.

Also interesting:

"Breakaway" was first released in 2004, originally appearing on the soundtrack for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Clarkson then decided to include it on her sophomore album— which she named after the song! The American Idol alum is also looking to change her own name, potentially dropping her surname in favour of something she feels suits her better.