Album: "Almost Alice" - "Alice In Wonderland" Soundtrack
Released: January 27, 2010
Format: CD, Digital Download
Genre: Rock, Pop
Length: 4:59 (Album Version), 3:34 (Radio Edit)
Label: Buena Vista
Writer(s): Avril Lavigne
Producer: Butch Walker
"Alice" is a song written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for the soundtrack to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, entitled Almost Alice, released on March 2, 2010. In addition to appearing on the soundtrack, the song was played over the film's end credits. The song is a mid-tempo ballad sung from the perspective of the film's lead character, Alice. According to Lavigne, she wrote the song after asking Disney executives and director Tim Burton for a role on the soundtrack. The song was produced by Butch Walker and mixed by Lavigne's former husband Deryck Whibley.
The song was first played on radio on January 27, 2010, when Lavigne appeared on the show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. "Alice" sold 45,000 copies within the first four weeks of its release.
While designing clothes inspired by Alice in Wonderland for her Abbey Dawn line, Lavigne told Disney executives she could write a song for the film's soundtrack. Director Tim Burton agreed, and Lavigne "wrote the song immediately" on her piano, which would become the main instrument in the song. Lavigne described the song as "a little darker".
On March 3, 2010, Lavigne performed "Alice" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.