Canadian Grammy-nominated pop-rocker Avril Lavigne has made a return into the world of music with the release of ‘Head Above Water’, her first offering of new material in five years.
The song details the personal side of Lavigne‘s difficult journey through her widely reported battle with Lyme Disease over the past few years. She spoke about how that turmoil fueled the creation of the song.
“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 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.”
You can stream and listen to ‘Head Above Water’ via the embed below.
The track is expected to feature on Avril Lavigne’s yet to be announced sixth studio album, and follow-up to her 2013 self-titled record.