Two weeks ago, we reported that Avril Lavigne was recording vocals for an unnamed project… Well, we now know what it is! Avril has reworked her Head Above Water song “Warrior” into a new single, and is releasing it as “We Are Warriors” this Friday!
In a new statement, Avril explained the inspiration for the song. While “Warrior” originally came from Avril’s own battle with Lyme Disease, she now sees how we are working to survive the biggest pandemic of our lifetime. “We Are Warriors” is dedicated especially to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic – everyone from nurses and doctors to grocery store workers and postal workers.
Read Avril’s full message:
Ever since our world was turned upside down a few weeks ago I’ve seen everyday people put on their armor and go into battle. Simple tasks like delivering mail has become a heroic effort.
Overnight everyone was asked to battle.
Overnight everyone became Warriors.
I wanted to get involved and contribute so I got to work in the studio and I want to dedicate this to all of you. I re-recorded Warrior to reflect our current world and all the amazing heroic things you’re all doing. To all the hospital workers, postal service people, grocery store workers, police and firemen, every single one of you who has had their world shaken. This is for you.
In addition, I’m going to be donating the net proceeds of this song to Project HOPE, an incredible organization that is on the front lines keeping doctors and medical staff safe all over the world.
The full song will be released this Friday so click the link in my bio to pre save it so you’re ready to go when it comes out. You can also get involved and donate by heading over to charitystars.com/Warriors
Thank you all for everything you’re doing. I want you to know I see you and I support you.
We Are Warriors.
You can pre-save “We Are Warriors” here. It will be released on Friday, April 24th
Check out Avril’s announcement of “We Are Warriors” below:
Head Above Water
In February 2019, 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; singles like “Tell Me It’s Over” describe relationship woes, whereas “Dumb Blonde” offers an unexpected feminist anthem. Its latest single, “I Fell In Love With The Devil,” is a stunning track with aspects comparable to Lana Del Rey.
Avril had stated that “It Was In Me” would be the next single. With a sound and message harkening back to Avril’s early ballad, “I’m With You,” it sounded like a great choice for the final single. However, it has been nearly a year since we heard any updates on the single getting sent to radio or having a music video. What a shame.
Avril toured the US in support of Head Above Water last fall. She had Asian and European tours scheduled for this spring, but alas, Coronavirus derailed the tour. Dates are expected to be rescheduled for later this year or 2021.
Get ready to hear an all new version of “Warrior” – now “We Are Warriors” – this Friday! As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Avril Lavigne music news.
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