IT’S HERE! Avril has officially released her 6th studio album, “Head Above Water”! Go pick it up in stores, or wherever you buy your digital music!
Featuring a collaboration with Nicki Minaj, it is absolutely apparent that Avril has POURED her heart and soul into this record. Not only are there emotional songs like the title track and “Warrior”, young playful Avril comes out on “Souvenir”, “Goddess” and “Dumb Blonde”. From start to finish, it’s almost as if the songs tell a story and tie everything together. From going through with her battle with Lyme Disease, dealing with not having creative control all of those years ago and growing up, this record is STRONG, both melodically and vocally. We’ve never heard Avril like this before!!
I do have to say that with the first few listens, this might top “Under My Skin” as my favorite album. Although each song has a certain individuality and I honestly enjoy them all, my faves are “It Was In Me”, “Dumb Blonde”, “Bigger Wow” and “Souvenir”. Which ones are your stand out tracks?
As a lifelong Avril fan (and even as a newbie!), you’ll definitely find something for you on this record. “Head Above Water” is going to be one of those talked about albums as it shows that Avril isn’t just a bubble gum pop diva. She’s a resilient songwriter and artist that’s been put through real-life scenarios and has found a way to translate that into art. Pure art. That’s what makes her so successful. AND WE LOVE HER FOR IT!
Hope you love the record as much as I do! Happy listening!
– <3 Melissa
P.S. Lyrics to all songs are available in the Lyrics section of the site.
P.P.S. Can I also just say… VOCALS. SING GIRL, SING!!!!
Avril Lavigne Talks Managing Lyme Disease: ‘I’ve Gone Through So Much’ but ‘I’m in a Good Place’
After nearly four years out of the spotlight, Avril Lavigne is back — and ready to tell her story.
Happy and healthy after a devastating battle with Lyme disease, the pop star, 34, reveals how the medical crisis changed her life in the new issue of PEOPLE.
“I’ve gone through so much,” says Lavigne, whose struggles inform her new album Head Above Water (out Feb. 15).
“It gave me a purpose,” she adds of her journey, “and made me find myself all over again.”
As she exclusively revealed to PEOPLE in an April 2015 cover story, Lavigne had been quietly suffering from Lyme disease after disappearing from the public eye in the fall of 2014.
Earlier that year, while on tour, Lavigne began feeling weak, but doctors at first cited dehydration and exhaustion. Months later — as her symptoms worsened and she struggled to even move — she visited a Lyme specialist who diagnosed her with the disease, a bacterial infection contracted from a tick bite that causes symptoms ranging from moderate fatigue and muscle pain to debilitating dementia.
I’m not just saying this because it’s Avril and I’m starving for new music, but THIS IS A JAM!!! Probably one of her strongest upbeat songs. Not sure I love what Nicki brings to it, but it’ll grow on me. Either way, this will get noticed and be a radio hit!
Avril was out at a pre-Grammy Awards party in LA last night, looking happy and excited for the big album release week!
None right now.
5th album: “AVRIL LAVIGNE“
4th album: “Goodbye Lullaby”
3rd album: “The Best Damn Thing”
2nd album: “Under My Skin”
1st album: “Let Go”