Beautiful. Empowering. Poignant. Those are three words we’d use to describe Avril Lavigne’s comeback single ‘Head Above Water’. The pop rock princess is well and truly back!
With heartfelt lyrics and powerhouse vocals, Avril recounts her traumatic battle with Lyme disease. The Canadian superstar’s voice is the driving force of the song and it’s arguably the best she’s ever sounded. We don’t want less. We don’t want more. The ballad is absolutely perfect as it is.
‘Head Above Water’ has already received a rapturous response online and it’s currently climbing to the top of the charts all over the world. The track’s inspirational message is clearly resonating with listeners on a global scale and we’re sure it’ll help Avril’s fans overcome adversities in their life.
Speaking openly and honestly about her powerful new single, Avril Lavigne said: “Head Above Water’ is the first song I wrote from my bed during one of the scariest moments of my life. I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down.
“I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe. Praying to God for Him to help me just keep my head above the water. To help me see through the stormy weather. I grew closer to Him. My mother held me. In her arms, I wrote the first song that I am releasing to tell my story.”
‘Head Above Water’ is available here on iTunes and here on Spotify. The sensational track is the first song to be lifted from Avril Lavigne’s currently untitled sixth studio album and it follows her previous single ‘Fly‘ which was released back in 2015 to support the Special Olympics.
Continuing her incredible charity work, the ‘Sk8er Boi’ singer has designed a special ‘Head Above Water’ t-shirt which is on sale here via The Avril Lavigne Foundation. Sales of the tee will help raise money for individuals affected by Lyme disease who can’t afford treatment so join the fight today.
We couldn’t be happier to have a new Avril Lavigne single in our life and we can’t wait to hear the rest of her new material. Over the years, the talented songstress has proven her virtuosity as an artist with impeccable ballads and infectious upbeat numbers.
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