Hitmakers: Songwriter Lauren Christy reveals the secrets behind Avril Lavigne's Complicated

George Garner


Lauren Christy has written for everyone from Britney Spears and Dua Lipa to Korn. But her big break? It came as part of production trio The Matrix in the form of Avril Lavigne’s debut hit Complicated...

Complicated literally changed my life. I went from having $180,000 worth of debt and being pregnant at the same time, to just going, ‘You mean it’s all going to be OK!?’ It was so incredible. 

I’m not going to lie, with The ...

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