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Avril Lavigne announces new album release date

By | Published on Friday 14 December 2018

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne has announced that her new album, ‘Head Above Water’, will be released on 15 Feb. Following on from the title track – which was inspired by her recovery from Lyme Disease and released earlier this year – she has put out new single ‘Tell Me It’s Over’.

“I feel like I’ve really opened up on this record more than I ever have before”, says Lavigne of the long player. “Each song tells a story that will hopefully inspire others to believe in themselves and stand up for what they know is right and what they truly deserve”.

The new single, she adds, “is an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games. If someone doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, don’t put up with it. It’s understandably so hard because in the past every time you saw them, they sucked you in and you fell right back into their web, but not anymore, starting now”.

“The vocals and the lyrics are very vulnerable, which is reflective of the feelings I had in relationships like these”, she goes on. “I wanted to write something classic and have been inspired by some of the timeless queens I listen to everyday at home, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and Etta James. They represent women who stand up for women and aren’t going to put up with a man’s bullshit anymore”.

Watch the video for ‘Tell Me It’s Over’ here: