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Avril Lavigne Releases First New Music In Five Years – “Head Above Water”

With more than 40 million albums sold, eight Grammy Award nominations, and 6 JUNO Award wins, 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 ongoing battle with Lyme Disease.  The singer co-wrote the song, which hinges on stark piano chords and her powerhouse vocals, sharing 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 HERE.

“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.’ In that moment, the song writing 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 continues to bring forth the strong message of Head Above Water through The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Foundation recently 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.

For the latest information please visit www.avrillavigne.com.

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