Avril Lavigne makes her return to music with the release of her brand new single “Head Above Water.”
“Thank you for waiting so patiently as I fought through and still continue to fight, the battle of my lifetime. The first song I am choosing to release is called ‘Head Above Water’,” the 33-year-old singer wrote in a letter to fans.
The singer revealed she wrote the song during her scary battle with Lyme disease. The lyrics are basically a prayer to God asking for help weathering a difficult time in her life.
“God, keep my head above water/Don’t let me drown, it gets harder/I’ll meet you there at the altar/As I fall down to my knee, don’t let me drown,” Avril sings on the chorus.
Avril explains the story behind the lyrics in a statement: “One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed, ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the songwriting of this album began.”
This is Avril’s first new music since she released a song called “Fly” in 2015. There’s no release date yet for Avril’s new album.
Avril is also working to bring awareness to Lyme Disease through her Avril Lavigne Foundation. The foundation has launched a #HeadAboveWater t-shirt to raise money to help people affected by the disease who aren’t able to afford treatment.
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