The star is ready for a comeback! Fans of Avril Lavigne have been waiting for a long time for her to return to the industry and it looks like they are going to see their wish become a reality soon.
It was the singer herself who shared the great news that a new single is in the works.
‘Head Above Water’ is the title and it’s expected to drop on September 19!
Taking to her website, Avril explained the song comes from a deeply personal place.
‘I spent the last few years sick at home, fighting Lyme Disease. Those were the worst of my life. I went through physical and emotional battles. I was able to turn the fight into music I am really proud of. I wrote some songs in my bed and on my couch and recorded mostly there as well. Words that were true to my experience came pouring out effortlessly. […] My music helped heal and keep me alive.’
Apparently, the highly-anticipated single was the very first one she wrote from her bed during ‘one of the scariest moments of my life.’
She went on to candidly say that ‘I’ve decided to be truthful about my struggles, open and vulnerable, more than ever before. And to be honest, part of me does not want to talk about being sick as I want it to be behind me, but I know I have to. Because not only is this a part of my life, I need to bring awareness to the severity of Lyme Disease.’
‘A single bug bite can f**k you up hard. People are not aware that Lyme must be treated immediately. Often if they’re aware, they go untreated simply because they cannot get a Lyme diagnosis! And even when they get a diagnosis, often they simply cannot afford the treatment.’
While away from her music career, the star focused on regaining her health as well as bringing awareness to the disease through her foundation.
Now, ‘I’m taking my life back into my hands and doing what is I know I’m meant to be doing in this lifetime. Making music. And sharing my healing and my hope, through music. I wish all this to touch you, to bring you strength, lift you up, inspire and encourage you,’ Avril also wrote, adding that she will do anything to be on stage in front of her fans again.