Head Above Water
5 years after her last full album release, Avril has spent some time literally fighting for her life. This song is her most mature to date and is definitely one of the best. The waiting period between the first announcement and the release of the song felt like forever. This song will tug at your heartstrings. It is emotional and beautiful and if it is any indicator of what the rest of the album will sound like, it will be a fantastic album.
This song is very personal to the artist - you can just tell. Above water will impact anyone who is struggling or has struggled in the past against an obstacle of any kind that felt overwhelming. It is music like this that shows how much we all have in common. If only the world would learn to unite by our similarities and cease concentrating so intensively on a differences! That is so the future we all so desperately need. Thank you, Avril, for sharing your talent!
I have Lyme. This song and video are spot on in describing the disease. It's hell! NAD iv infusion and many antibiotics have worked for me despite the 18 doctors and Mayo clinic miss diagnosing me over 2years. Thanks Avril, you rock girl!
This was worth the wait. Thank God Avril is still with us. Head above water is one of the most tear jerking beautiful songs ever. Love you Avril and can't wait to hear the rest of your album!
Refreshing Surprise! It's so nice to hear so many inspirational and spiritual songs of encouragement coming from the music industry. I have always enjoyed Avril Lavigne's music but seeing her release an unashamed anthem of faith is a refreshing surprise!
10/10 although it is about her battle with lyme disease, if you struggle with anxiety, depression, or i assume any other illness (mental, and/or physical) you WILL relate to this song!