Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water

Published Wednesday 10th April 2019
Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water
Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 173880-27701
FORMAT: Digital Only Single

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The fact that the one-time rock sex bomb, who'd once cavorted across the world's biggest stages singing such ditties as "Hot" and "The Best Damn Thing", should climb high into America's Christian charts bemused more than one critic, one particular journo heading a piece "Billboard reports that Lyme disease turned Avril Lavigne into a Christian rocker, or something". Her much-reported explanation to the origins of "Head Above Water" went "One night, in bed with her mother and barely able to breathe, Lavigne started to pray. 'I had accepted that I was dying,' she says. 'And I felt in that moment like I was underwater and drowning, and I was trying to come up to gasp for air. And literally under my breath, I was like, "God, help me keep my head above the water".' Lavigne grabbed her phone and opened Notes. She had the beginning of a song, and, if not a way out of the water, at least some light visible above the surface." Where the rock star goes from here is anybody's guess but as Cross Rhythms listeners now know, she released one of the most captivating and haunting singles of last year. A gem of a song which oozes sincerity.

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