Avril Lavigne Releases Official Music Video For “HEAD ABOVE WATER” On Her Birthday

On the heels of a massive debut that saw Avril Lavigne’s newest song “Head Above Water” reaching #1 on iTunes in 18 countries, the singer has unveiled the song’s official music video. The stunning video shot between Iceland and Los Angeles was filmed by renowned music video, film and television director Elliott Lester.  “Head Above Water” marks the first new music from Avril in five years and details the personal side of her journey through a life-changing battle with Lyme Disease. “Head Above Water” was written by Avril Lavigne, Travis Clark, and Stephan Moccio and produced by Stephan Moccio.  The song also received its world broadcast premiere performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live – view HERE.

Accompanying the release of “Head Above Water” is a charitable campaign from The Avril Lavigne Foundation, raising funds to provide direct treatment for individuals impacted by Lyme who otherwise couldn’t afford it. To join the fight against Lyme, get your #HeadAboveWater charitable t-shirt HERE.

You can see Head Above Water below:

With more than 40 million albums sold and eight Grammy nominations, global recording superstar Avril Lavigne released her first new music in five years today.  Preceded by a heartfelt letter to her fans on social media last week, “Head Above Water” details the personal side of Avril’s journey through her widely reported on, battle with Lyme Disease.  The singer co-wrote the song, which hinges on stark piano chords and her powerhouse vocals, to share the most intimate look at her experience and how she has emerged stronger than ever.   Released by BMG, the song is available to stream and download now.

One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ At that moment, the songwriting of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on,” said Avril.

Coinciding with the music release, Avril is continuing to bring the strong messaging of “Head Above Water” through The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Foundation has launched a charitable t-shirt campaign that will raise funds to directly impact individuals affected by Lyme that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford treatment. Feeling the need to bring awareness to the severity of Lyme Disease, Avril and her Foundation have made the EXCLUSIVE #HeadAboveWater charitable t-shirt available below or by visiting  http://www.TheAvrilLavigneFoundation.org.

The Avril Lavigne Foundation supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. Through programs and grants, it provides funding, education and encouragement for its beneficiaries.