Last week, Avril Lavigne debuted her powerful comeback single, “Head Above Water,” the lead from her upcoming sixth album. Today, fans can finally see the breathtaking music video, filmed over seven days in both Iceland and Los Angeles.
Avril wrote “Head Above Water” while she was in her mother’s arms, bedridden due to her Lyme Disease, and thought she might not survive. It was the first song she wrote for her album, and she began planning the music video two years ago. With Elliott Lester directing, Avril shot the music video last month.
“Head Above Water” offers awe-inspiring shots of Iceland’s vast landscape, green cliffs and black beaches shrouded by wispy clouds. The video begins with Avril, dressed in a white gown, standing in a dark cave, only a lantern to light her way. Throughout the next four minutes, Avril runs along the cliffs and kneels on the shores, isolated in this expansive wilderness. She’s alone on these islands, and the cold sea keeps her locked away.
It’s a unique video among Avril’s catalog, and a standout that is beautiful in its simplicity. The video ends with an important message:
To find resources on Lyme Disease PREVENTION…
Educate yourself on doctors and TREATMENT…
Learn more about the most current scientific RESEARCH…
And JOIN OUR FIGHT AGAINST LYME,
Watch the music video for “Head Above Water” below:
“Head Above Water,” which Avril co-wrote with Travis Clark (of We The Kings) and Stephan Moccio, is the lead single from her long-awaited sixth studio album. Her last record, 2013’s Avril Lavigne, came out a full five years ago. Lyme Disease prevented Avril from releasing music in the last few years, but it also inspired what’s turning out to be a strong comeback.
Avril’s new album is expected later this year, and it’s exciting to finally be this close to hearing Avril’s new record. With the passion and involvement she put into this music, we’re sure it will be her best yet. Enjoy “Head Above Water” as we await the official album announcement. You can also catch up on all that went into making this new album. Keep checking back here for all the latest Avril Lavigne music news. There will be plenty coming up in the next few months!
Check out Avril’s first live performance of “Head Above Water,” which just aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night: