Avril Lavigne Premieres New Song “Head Above Water”
- Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is back. She released a new song “Head Above Water” for the first time in five years on September 19th.
It was written by Travis Clark, Avril Lavigne ad Stephan Moccio, who produced it as well. The song will appear on her upcoming sixth studio album.
The track is a power ballad consisting of piano, strings, synths and thunderous drums.
She has already shot a music video for the song, directed by Elliott Lester, which will be premiered shortly.
In a statement, she said of the song:
“Thank you for waiting so patiently as I fought through and still continue to fight, the battle of my lifetime. The first song I am choosing to release is called “Head Above Water.” It is also the first song I wrote from my bed during one of the scariest moments of my life. I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe. Praying to God for Him to help me just keep my head above the water. To help me see through the stormy weather. I grew closer to Him. My mother held me. In her arms, I wrote the first song that I am releasing to tell my story. I later met a beautiful soul, Travis Clark, and we sat down at the piano and sculpted the rest of the song. Then I took it to the genius, Stephan Moccio and love what he did to the music.”
- source : Rolling Stone