In light of the current global COVID-19 health crisis, eight-time GRAMMY-nominated pop rock icon Avril Lavigne has released a re-recorded, new version of the Head Above Water album track Warrior, fittingly retitled We Are Warriors. All net proceeds from sales and streams of the song and its accompanying video will help aid in Project Hope’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.


We Are Warriors takes an anthemic, collective tone to remind listeners of their inner strength and ability to come together in this uncertain and difficult time. The song expands on its original version’s reflection of Lavigne’s own health battle with Lyme disease and her first-hand knowledge of the struggle, hope and determination it takes to overcome.

I felt the need to do something to honor all of the frontline workers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. From the doctors, nurses, police, fire fighters, grocery workers, delivery services, all essential workers and the brave volunteers. I am humbled with gratitude and want to dedicate my new song We Are Warriors, to everyone putting their lives at risk to keep us safe. You guys are the ones that are holding the world up right now and we’re all counting on you and relying on you. You are Warriors!” comments Lavigne of the track.