Avril Lavigne has spent the last five years out of the music scene since her battle with Lyme Disease. But recently, she released a hit single that many are labeling “praise and worship.”
Entitled “Head Above Water,” the song that quickly skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes chart is about a brush with death that pushed the singer straight into the arms of God.
“One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die,” said Lavigne. “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. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.”