Travis Barker was on I Can Do Better, Runaway and I Don’t Have To Try too!
You keep bringing this up like it's a bad thing.Like, its fun and it bops but it sounds like 85% of her other singles.
You keep bringing this up like it's a bad thing.
I personally think this is much better than "Here's to Never Growing Up," and I like that song. Of course, I'm not going to deny there's probably a bit of relief influencing positive reactions here, but I think this is genuinely a pretty damn good Avril single. Head Above Water just throws into focus that Avril has a lane that she really excels in.I haven't once said its a bad thing. But I'd be curious to juxtapose the reaction to this song vs the reactions to Never Growing Up because, again, I think her going Christian music lite on y'all has influenced the enthusiasm over her doing her normal shtick.
It is short but it still feels like a proper song. There is nothing missing.It's way too short, I'm hoping the album version has an extra verse. But great track.
This and I Will Be being left off the album initially was something to do with Max Martin. I can’t remember exactly what it was at the time but it was some issue with publishing. It got sorted eventually. And Alone made it as the Girlfriend b-side but maybe the album was already pressed and it was too late. Both tracks are on the re-issue.I’m still baffled how this didn’t make it onto The Best Damn Thing. Except the Japanese edition.
Katy Perry was played I Will Be when it was intended to be part of the album and said it was going to be huge and played at weddings forever. So something definitely went wrong. I’m glad they saw the light of day in the end.Alone mirrors Girlfriend, and I Will Be mirrors When You're Gone. I definitely believe it was a producer issue, but they work really well as bonus tracks.