Avril Lavigne is back with her first new music in five years

She's also launched a t-shirt campaign to raise funds for the Avril Lavigne Foundation.

Avril Lavigne has dropped a new single.

‘Head Above Water’ marks her first new music in five years, and centres on her struggles with Lyme Disease.

“One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die,” she explains. “My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’

“In that moment, the song writing of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.”

She’s also launched a charitable t-shirt campaign that will raise funds for the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which supports people with Lyme Disease, serious illness or disabilities. Visit TheAvrilLavigneFoundation.org for more information.

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