Avril Lavigne chatted with MuchMusic at a free all-ages show in Vancouver earlier this week. Avril says her rebel punk-pop sound originated at church. “I started out in church and then I went on to sing some country music,” she said. “Then I started writing my own stuff which was a folkier kind of thing and then I just started to write the songs that you now know.” As for the tunes on her debut album ‘Let Go’, the singer traveled outside of her Ontario hometown for the songwriting process, with stops from New York to Los Angeles. “I learned a lot about the world, a lot about life,” she admits.