"Losing Grip" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released as the fourth single from her multi-platinum debut album, Let Go (except in New Zealand where "Mobile" was released). It was released in late spring of 2003 after the success of "I'm with You". The song was written by Lavigne and Clif Magness, and produced by Magness. The song is much heavier with grunge oriented sounds, than most of the songs on Let Go that had a more poppy feel. She performed "Losing Grip" at the Juno Awards of 2003. It is about Lavigne "losing grip" with her boyfriend as they are just not meant to be. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 22, 2003.
The music video was directed by Liz Friedlander and was taken at Angel Orensanz Foundation. It shows scenes of Lavigne and her band performing in front of a large crowd and there were shots of her making her way through a massive crowd of people while pushing, punching and shoving interlude from time to time. There is also a scene of Lavigne moshing and "crowd surfing" at the bridge as this routine was to be practiced by audiences on other people for live concerts before she was allowed to do so.
Christina Saraceno of Allmusic noted that "Losing Grip" allowed Lavigne to "show off" her vocal ability during the song's "explosive rock chorus". Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine also praised Lavigne's vocals and compared them to Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.
^Kot, Greg (November 13, 2004). "Avril Lavigne blossoming". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 30, 2011. Her music touched familiar bases, ranging from coffeehouse folk (a solo acoustic version of "Tomorrow") to grunge ("Losing Grip")