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Avril Lavigne Is Otherworldly In “Head Above Water” Video

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It’s the singer’s first new release in years

On her 34th birthday, Avril Lavigne gave us a gift: the video for “Head Above Water,” the first single off of her forthcoming album. The song, which discusses Lavigne’s struggle with Lyme disease, is the singer’s first in five years, and the video is her first full visual since 2014’s controversial “Hello Kitty.”

The video sees Lavigne twirling in a gauzy white gown, surrounded by a scenic landscape courtesy of a seaside cliff, overlooking thrashing water below. “Yeah my life is what I’m fighting for/ Can’t part the sea, can’t reach the shore/ And my voice becomes the driving force/ I won’t let this pull me overboard,” she sings.

The end of the video lists information about Lyme disease, as well as resources about treatment and prevention via the Avril Lavigne Foundation. After filming of the video wrapped in August, Lavigne wrote on her Instagram: "I’ve been planning this video for over two years. I’m so passionate about this record, and my first video that will relay my story."

Watch "Head Above Water," below.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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