As the global pandemic has continued to everyone’s way of life, Avril Lavigne wants to spread a sense of hope with her latest song, “We Are Warriors.”
The ballad gives a similar vibe to “Keep Holding On,” which she released in 2006. But on this one, Lavigne sings, “We are warriors, we’ll fight for our lives / Like soldiers, all through the night / And we won’t give up, we will survive / We are warriors / And we’re stronger, that’s why we’re alive / We will conquer time after time / We’ll never falter, we will survive / We are warriors.”
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Ever since our world was turned upside down a few weeks ago I’ve seen everyday people put on their armor and go into battle. Simple tasks like delivering mail has become a heroic effort. Overnight everyone was asked to battle. Overnight everyone became Warriors. I wanted to get involved and contribute so I got to work in the studio and I want to dedicate this to all of you. I re-recorded Warrior to reflect our current world and all the amazing heroic things you’re all doing. To all the hospital workers, postal service people, grocery store workers, police and firemen, every single one of you who has had their world shaken. This is for you. In addition, I’m going to be donating the net proceeds of this song to Project Hope, an incredible organization that is on the front lines keeping doctors and medical staff safe all over the world. The full song will be released this Friday so click the link in my bio to pre save it so you’re ready to go when it comes out. You can also get involved and donate by heading over to charitystars.com Thank you all for everything you’re doing. I want you to know I see you and I support you. We Are Warriors. 🖤🖤🖤 #WeAreWarriors
“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 [sic], 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,” she said in a statement.
All net proceeds from the song downloads and streams of the track and video will go to help Project HOPE’s continuous COVID-19 relief efforts around the globe, which also includes providing personal protective equipment to people who need it.
“You guys are the ones that are holding the world up right now and we’re all counting on you and relying on you,” she said of the healthcare workers who are on the frontline. “You are Warriors! We all need each other more than ever right now. Now is the time to fight and to stick together. Be kind, be safe, be a Warrior and support our mission at http://www.charitystars.com/Warriors.”
You can make additional donations here.
Listen to Lavigne’s “We Are Warriors” below: