“My fans are very present – even af­ter I took a big break”

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Front Page - Avril Lav­i­gne’s new sin­gle ‘Head Above Wa­ter’ is out now.

Nick­el­back front­man] Chad [Kroeger] was record­ing my vo­cals and he had to pull me aside be­cause I was go­ing to cry. When­ever you cry in the stu­dio, it is never a good thing for the vo­cal chords; they tighten up and it can com­pletely change the tone. He was like “No, no, no, don’t cry!” I stepped away from the mic, went to the bath­room, sat down on the floor and cleared my head. That might be why you can feel the emo­tion in the track. Was it im­por­tant to have some­one like a for­mer hus­band, who knows you so well, in that room? Chad and I are re­ally good friends. We have re­mained close and he sup­ports me to this day. So it was re­ally spe­cial to have him there and help­ing me. You’ll re­lease a new al­bum next year – will you also visit Aus­tralia? I love Aus­tralia; you’ve al­ways been su­per sup­port­ive. I re­mem­ber surf­ing there at Manly beach [in 2011]. I can’t be­lieve I did that. It re­minds me of Canada [her home­land] as the peo­ple are so chilled and re­laxed, and I’ve made friends there. A few years out of the spotlight can be risky. Were you re­lieved your sup­port­ers were still there? Yeah. I was just blown away by how strong my fan base has re­mained, even af­ter a big break like that. They are very present, I can see them on­line. They have a voice and they make noise. It felt re­ally good to re­con­nect with them.

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