Just last week, Avril Lavigne revealed that her new song, “Dumb Blonde,” would feature rapper Nicki Minaj. She previewed the song’s energetic chorus, along with snippets of the other 11 songs on her forthcoming album, Head Above Water. After announcing the single yesterday, today fans can finally hear “Dumb Blonde” in full.
“Dumb Blonde” dives right into the chorus before cooling to its surprising first verse. Avril shows off her high register in the pre-chorus, declaring, “I’m a babe, I’m a boss, and I’m making this money.” The post-chorus lends the song a cheerleader, rallying vibe, then Nicki Minaj takes over on the bridge. The song tackles misogyny and discrimination based on hair color in an empowering anthem that’s fun but clever. It’s an unexpected song, but it works really well.
The song also comes with a colorful lyric video with a 1980s pop art style. Listen to Avril and Nicki on “Dumb Blonde,” and sing along with the lyric video below:
You can stream or download “Dumb Blonde” at all the major music providers here. Pre-orders of Avril’s new album, Head Above Water, will come with an instant download of the new song, plus the previous two singles. Find streaming, digital, and physical options here. Avril’s official site also includes several merch bundles.
Avril Lavigne’s upcoming 6th album, Head Above Water, comes out this Friday. Featuring 12 new songs, the album will include all three singles:“Head Above Water,” “Tell Me It’s Over,” and “Dumb Blonde.”
While we await the full album – out in just three days! – you’ll certainly have “Dumb Blonde” on repeat! You can also catch up on all that went into making the comeback album. Keep checking back here for all the latest Avril Lavigne music news. Get ready to hear all of Head Above Water on February 15th!