“Head Above Water”, the new single from Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, has topped the iTunes Worldwide Chart with #1 placements in a number of countries. It currently sits at #2 on iTunes Canada. This is the diamond certified singer songwriter’s first single in three years, the last offering being “Fly” dedicated to the Special Olympics.
Having battled Lyme disease, Lavigne has not been able to release a new album since her self-titled disc in 2013. That album was certified gold and spawned four charting songs including platinum “Here’s to Never Growing Up” (#17) and radio supported “Let Me Go” featuring Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (gold, #12).
“Head Above Water” follows along the course of piano driven power ballads like “Let Me Go” and “Fly” and lyrically focuses on her determination to survive the brutal effects of Lyme.
For those who were longing for an Avril Lavigne comeback, all we can say is … boy, what a comeback!
Avril Lavigne has won seven JUNO awards and sold an estimated 90 million records worldwide. iTunes