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!
Seventeen years after her angsty pop punk made her a global star, Avril Lavigne’s back with a sixth album. And having survived illness and divorce, she’s in no mood to compromise
Pop stars – especially women – are frozen at the age they become famous. Breaking the ice usually involves a bad-girl reinvention, if not a genuine breakdown. Somehow, this tension never affected Avril Lavigne, the Canadian pop-punk star who arrived in 2002 aged 17 with the brilliant Complicated, a heaving teenage sigh directed at some poseur boy. It’s not that she didn’t have an indelible look: her low-slung skate pants, tie and ramrod-straight hair are an enduring fancy-dress costume. It’s that she never seemed to want to grow up.
Her alternately fun, angsty debut album, Let Go, seemed authentic enough – she played guitar! The lyrics were handwritten! – to convince a generation of teenage girls that she, and by association, they, were more credible than Britney. Then 13, I was one of them; I wore Dad’s tie to the shops and wasted hours learning how to copy her handwriting. It was music many quickly graduated from, to acts whose credits didn’t list multiple co-writers: the drug of authenticity hooks teenagers fast. But there is no shame in being a gateway artist, a role Lavigne seemed surprisingly happy to keep playing.
After an emotionally intense second album, she seemed to dial back the years with 2007’s The Best Damn Thing, led by single Girlfriend, a Hey Mickey-style rager about homewrecking. Goodbye Lullaby (2011) had What the Hell (“All I want is to mess around”) and her 2013 self-titled album boasted Bitchin’ Summer (ie School’s Out with swearing) and Here’s to Never Growing Up (“We’ll be running down the street, yelling, ‘Kiss my ass’”). She was 29. A year later, she started feeling inexplicably exhausted. Doctors tried to diagnose her with anxiety and chronic fatigue, even though she was sure she had Lyme disease. Finally, she got a vindicating diagnosis and spent two years in bed on antibiotics, certain, at one point, that she would die.
It’s finally here! Avril has released the official album cover for “Head Above Water” (February 2019). The cover features a nude Avril, wearing nothing but her guitar. GORGEOUS!! Pre-order for the album will begin December 12 and get the new bum FEBRUARY 15! Target will also have a version with 2 bonus songs!
1 – Head Above Water
2 – Birdie
3 – I Fell in Love With the Devil
4 – Tell Me It’s Over
5 – Dumb Blonde
6 – It Was In Me
7 – Souvenir
8 – Crush
9 – Goddess
10 – Bigger Wow
11 – Love Me Insane
12 – Warrior