Avril Lavigne Performs New Song At Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

Avril Lavigne recently teamed up with Ryan Tedder, Luis Fonsi, Hussain Al Jassmi, Assala, and Tamer Hosny on a new charity song, “Right Where I’m Supposed To Be.” The diverse group – sans Ryan Tedder – debuted the song in a live performance at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Abu Dhabi tonight. Sung in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Egyptian, it’s a multi-lingual song that’s as uplifting and motivational as it is unifying.

See the live debut of “Right Where I’m Supposed To Be” below:

This isn’t Avril’s first song for the Special Olympics. In 2015, she released “Fly,” a song she wrote for the Avril Lavigne Foundation. She performed it at the 2015 opening ceremony and released a music video featuring many of the athletes competing that year.

“Right Where I’m Supposed To Be” is also due to get a music video. Avril filmed her part two weeks ago, before she’d even recorded her vocals on the song! Stay tuned for news on when you can see the video and stream or download the song.

Last month, more than five years after releasing her eponymous fifth album, Avril Lavigne made her music comeback with Head Above Water. Many of the songs, including the lead single and title track, detail her battle with Lyme Disease. But it’s not all about her health battle; songs like “Tell Me It’s Over” describe relationship woes, whereas “Dumb Blonde” offers an unexpected feminist anthem. It’s a stunning album that harkens back to Avril’s earliest albums while forging new, Motown-esque territory.

Enjoy “Right Where I’m Supposed To Be,” and get ready to hear the studio version and see the video soon. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest music news.

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