The night Avril Lavigne ‘accepted’ she was dying...

'Skater boi’ singer Avril Lavigne has walked back into the music industry after five years of disappearing completely. Where did she go? Let’s find out.

Lavigne’s new song, Head above water, comes from her near death experience, she says.

The 33-year-old pop-punk singer was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, and her battle with the illness kept her out of the spotlight for a number of years.  In a press release for her new music, Lavigne gets candid about the painful inspiration behind her first album in half a decade. 

Apparently, one night she thought she was dying, and she accepted that she was going to die. Her mother lay with her in bed and held her. She felt like she was drowning. Under her breath, she prayed, ‘God, please help me to keep my head above the water.’

Scary as it was, the moment inspired Lavigne’s emotional new music. Right then, the writing of the songs that feature on the album began. It was like she tapped into something, she says. It seemed like a spiritual experience. The lyrics flooded through her from that point on!

Her new song Head Above Water, is all about someone trying not to drown. '"God, keep my head above water. Don't let me drown, it gets harder. I'll meet you there at the altar. As I fall down to my knees,' Lavigne sings. 'Don't let me drown, drown, drown. Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me drown.'

Spooky! This song is bound to hit you right in the feels.