Avril Lavigne's first album in five years, Head Above Water was written while she was coming out of the darkness surrounding her 2014 Lyme Disease diagnosis. In the midst of her battle, she sat behind a piano and sang past the pain, architecting the early framework for the new 12-track journey. 2017 represented a turning point as she slowly, but surely recovered strength and started recording again, starting with lead single "Head Above Water."
And over the course of Avril's sixth full-length album and debut for BMG, she holds nothing back. She details each trial and tribulation from a perspective of triumph and emerges stronger than ever before. You're hearing the songstress as she was always meant to sound. "This is me and my fight," she affirms. "This album tells my story." In this headspace, she hit the studio with a bevy of collaborators, including Stephan Moccio, Chris Baseford, Johan Carlsson, Lauren Christy of The Matrix, Ryan Cabrera, Travis Clark, Bonnie McKee, JR Rotem, Mitch Allan and more.
"I really took my time to dig deep. Lyrically I pushed myself to be the best I possibly could and pulled from my experiences. Because I had so much quiet downtime, I was able to stay in the zone and get in touch with myself. Titles came from phrases I was saying that rang true to my experiences. Subjects were things that weighed heavy on my mind and heart. I sat at the piano and wrote my life." Gatefold packaging with download card.
- Head Above Water
- I Fell In Love With The Devil
- Tell Me It's Over
- Dumb Blonde
- It Was In Me
- Bigger Wow
- Love Me Insane