Avril Lavigne is back with a new single about her Lyme Disease

It's a massive departure from 'Sk8r Boi'.

By Joshua Joynes
Avril Lavigne

Noughties grunge-pop fave Avril Lavigne is back with her first single in five years. The new track 'Head Above Water' is an emotionally charged ballad about some of her 'worst years'.

Her iconic neck-tie and backwards trucker cap are nowhere to be seen, check out the new song here:

Before the song's release Avril released a raw and honest letter to her fans via her website. She detailed some of the hardships she experienced with her debilitating Lyme disease.

"I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe" she said.

The new track explores some of the hardships she's felt over the past five years.

"God keep my head above water. Don't let me drown. It's getting harder. I'll meet you there at the altar. As I fall down to my knees. Don't let me drown" she sings.

If the 40 million records Avril sold in 2002 for her 'Let Go' album are anything to go by, we're excited for her new work.
We're always here for a comeback.