Head Above Water
★★★★★ out of 5
Avril Lavigne described Head Above Water as an "emotional journey" as she battled with Lyme disease and her marriage and divorce from Chad Kroeger. Head Above Water is the sixth studio album from Lavigne.
It is striking to hear her new album open somewhat maturely with sparse piano and Lavigne’s throaty roar. Lavigne assumed an integral role in the album's production and collaborated with several producers including Stephan Moccio, Chris Baseford, Johan Carlsson, Lauren Christy from The Matrix, Ryan Cabrera, Travis Clark of We the Kings, Bonnie McKee, JR Rotem and Mitch Allan among others.
Highlights of the album include "Head Above Water," "Tell Me It's Over," "I Fell in Love with the Devil" and "It Was in Me."
Overall it's a mature album from the Sk8tr Boi singer.