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.
Posted on September 27, 2018
Oh, I really love how this came out. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I didn’t find a lot of music video credits for this director. I wish there had been more of the underwater stuff but I get why they saved it for the bridge. I loved what they did with the lights.
I also probably wouldn’t have guessed it was green screen if I hadn’t seen the behind the scenes stuff. You have to pause and really look to kind of notice. I wonder if they used a body double at all for any of the Iceland filming since her face isn’t in focus in a lot of the full body shots. They edited it all together very well regardless.
Her makeup also looks lovely here.