Avril Lavigne has re-emerged from her five-year hiatus from the music scene with the release of a powerful new faith-based song “Head Above Water.” A song that was inspired by her cry out to God during a near-death experience. Lavigne has been battling Lyme disease since 2014. In a recent statement, she revealed that she turned to God when she thought her life was about to end.
“One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. 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 songwriting of this album began,” Lavigne said.
Lavigne was raised in a devoutly Catholic household and sang in her church choir before emerging as a “bad-girl” mainstream artist.