Remember the early 2000s? Remember Sk8terboi? Remember Avril Lavigne?
Avril Lavigne is that teen pop emo icon that many adore and she was a huge hit back in the day but subsequently went out the radar during the peak of her fame. Well, she’s finally back! After taking a 5 years break from the music scene, Avril recently released a slow emotional hit song titled “Head Above Water”. To those who didn’t know, Avril later revealed that the reason she was away for such a long time was due to the fact that she was also fighting with a life -threatening disease, Lyme disease.
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Lyme disease? Lyme disease.
It’s spread from ticks and has the ability to kill a human person. Avril herself has expressed that she was bedridden for 5 months and “felt like dying”. She promised to release a sixth studio album to her fans which in an open letter to her fans back in 2017. Months later, she released her first new single in FIVE YEARS that she personally wrote herself by the way.
Avril expressed that she first came up with the song “during one of the scariest moments of my life.” Even as she flew to Las Vegas to celebrate her 30th birthday with her friends, as they were relaxing near the pool, Avril had to head back inside to lie down.
Avril Lavigne, who is an eight time Grammy nominee also shared in a statement which goes like this: “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.”
Which was the main inspiration for her new song’s artwork, I presume.
Head above water has lyrics that definitely stir emotions, both a sense of hope and emptiness depending on how you look at it, it mainly talks about her struggle in fighting Lyme disease with lyrics such as “Don’t let me drown” implying that at one point she felt as though she was losing the fight or drowning per se. It’s also stated in the song that she turned to God as in the lyrics there is mentions of God, asking God to “keep my head above water” and “Don’t let me drown, it gets harder”. It’s hard to deny that this was definitely a tough time for her and her family.
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As Avril is on her way to a complete recovery, in her website there is now a section dedicated to offering Lyme prevention resources. For now though, we wish her a speedy recovery as Avril Lavigne has said that she is returning to music. Get well soon!
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