Avril Lavigne unveiled the official video for “I Fell in Love With the Devil” on Monday – the third video release from her sixth album.
The melodic, goth-influenced video features the singer in a coffin, driving a hearse, in the woods playing the piano in a red dress and in a cloak and cape with a large cross.
The album’s title track, “Head Above Water” was reported praised for its religious elements by many fans, however there was some criticism from similar fans who interpreted this latest single as being about Lavigne falling in love with the Devil himself.
However, the star has clarified that the “devil” in the song refers to an ex – a specific, but unnamed, former ex that she was involved with a some point during her earlier battle with Lyme disease. She said more about the meaning of the song in a social media post that same day.
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) July 15, 2019
The singer kicks off a 15-date tour in the fall, beginning in Seattle on September 14 and finishing up in Philadelphia on October 11. Although there won’t be a near-home concert in Kingston the Napanee-raised star, she will have an October 6th performance in Toronto.
Along with celebrating this new video release, Lavigne has been honoured by the Special Olympics who named her a Global Ambassador on Tuesday, an organization she has supported throughout the years, including a performance at last year’s opening ceremonies in Abu Dhabi. Learn more about her work with the charity at The Avril Lavigne Foundation.
BREAKING: We are proud to announce that @AvrilLavigne has officially joined our team as a Global Ambassador!
— Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) July 16, 2019