Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. It was livestreamed worldwide via YouTube. The visuals and lyrical content tell the story of a doomed relationship which lacks both momentum and communication. The year-old took a five-year absence from her career after a difficult battle with Lyme disease. My new album, HeadAboveWater , is available for pre-order on December After releasing and touring her self-titled album in , Lavigne released — unbeknownst to her — her last single before facing many personal struggles, which ultimately put her career on standby. In the fall of , she divorced her Nickelback-frontman husband, Chad Kroeger, and then went public with her Lyme disease diagnosis.
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She details each trial and tribulation from a perspective of triumph and emerges stronger than ever before. That story seems unbelievable from afar. My mom laid with me in bed and held me.
But the former pop-punk princess found herself there last October, when her uplifting anthem "Head Above Water" became an unexpected crossover hit on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart, peaking at No. I grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada singing in church, so it made me very happy. And needless to say, it made my parents very happy, too.
P op stars — especially women — are frozen at the age they become famous. Breaking the ice usually involves a bad-girl reinvention, if not a genuine breakdown. Somehow, this tension never affected Avril Lavigne, the Canadian pop-punk star who arrived in aged 17 with the brilliant Complicated , a heaving teenage sigh directed at some poseur boy. Her alternately fun, angsty debut album, Let Go, seemed authentic enough — she played guitar! The lyrics were handwritten! But there is no shame in being a gateway artist, a role Lavigne seemed surprisingly happy to keep playing. She was A year later, she started feeling inexplicably exhausted.