Avril Lavigne announces comeback single Head Above Water and release date
Avril Lavigne will release her new single Head Above Water on September 19, it’s been announced.
She wrote a note on her website explaining how her long battle with Lyme Disease has influenced her new material – her first since her eponymous fifth album back in 2014.
“I’m so excited to finally be able to announce the first single off my new album along with its release date,” she said.
“Five years have gone by since I released my last album. I spent the last few years at home sick fighting Lyme Disease. Those were the worst years of my life as I went through both physical and emotional battles. I was able to turn that fight into music I’m really proud of.
“I wrote songs in my bed and on the couch and recorded there mostly as well. Words and lyrics that were so true to my experience came pouring out of me effortlessly.
“Truly… by keeping my spirits up, having goals to reach and a purpose to live for, my music helped to heal me and keep me alive.”
She went on to say: “I now have a very strong, triumphant, powerful and true record to me and my experiences over the last few years.
“My first single is called Head Above Water, and it will be here on September 19th. I’m so excited to be returning with new music and to have you on this journey with me.
“Let’s do this! New era!”
In the meantime, let’s rack up the streaming tally on this slept-on banger: