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Avril Lavigne returns with first new music for five years

By | Published on Friday 21 September 2018

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne has returned with her first new song for five years. Titled ‘Head Above Water’, it and the album it is taken from are inspired by her recovery from Lyme Disease.

“One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die”, she says. “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”, she goes on, “the song writing of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on”.

Through the release, Lavigne will also raise money for her Avril Lavigne Foundation charity, which supports people with Lyme Disease.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Head Above Water’ here: