Still no word on a release date for the new album or single (we know that the album is out in February) but Avril’s been posting photos on social media (from what I assume is album promo) as well as lyrics to what could be the second single.
“Tell me it’s over”
“If it’s really over”
“Cause it don’t feel like it’s over whenever you’re closing the door”
The “Head Above Water” music video consists of Avril, surrounded by this gorgeous scenery of Iceland, running from her inner demons, begging God to help her, help her overcome her difficulties. I love what director Elliott Lester did, he captured the lyric imagery and emotions perfectly. Not to mention that our Avril looks breathtakingly beautiful! Thoughts? Comments?
Avril also took to Twitter to intro the video:
It makes my heart so unbelievably full to premiere the #HeadAboveWater music video for you all today, on my birthday.
From the very first day I started writing this song, I have been inspired and gathering visuals and imagining what the music video could look like. @ElliottLester88, I respect you so much. You are insanely talented. Thank you for working closely with me and hearing my ideas. You not only completely captured my vision, but took this video to an entirely new level, even when it meant going all the way to Iceland. You are my hero. I loved every moment of working on this video with you.
Thank you to my co-writers @traviswethekings, I know God brought you to me to work with me and @Stephanmoccio, You slayed on this track. I’m obsessed with the production. Chad Kroeger and @CBaseford, thank you for recording my vocals.
You all worked together so well. You all took such good care of me and had my back though this experience. I can’t thank you enough.
Avril’s first single in 5 years, “Head Above Water” from her upcoming (untitled) 6th album, is NOW AVAILABLE! Get this song wherever you buy/listen to music.
I was really surprised by this – in a good way! Her vocals are strong and it has a sort of haunting “Alice” feel. The imagery is very prominent and I can’t wait to see the music video! It’s not poppy like her past, so not sure how radio will deal with it, but for us waiting 5 years, this is a solid debut!!
I’d love to hear what you think of the song in the comments.