After several months-long hiatus, Avril Lavigne is finally giving fans more of what they like. The Canadian singer took to Twitter this week to share the long-awaited video for her latest single, “Give You What You Like,” with fans.
The song is part of her self-titled fifth studio album, which was released back in November 2013.
Wearing an all-black outfit paired with a black hat and understated makeup, the 30-year-old songstress belts out the introspective ballad in a darkened room surrounded by dozens of burning candles. The video also features scenes from the Lifetime television movie Babysitter's Black Book, which premieres on Feb. 21 and uses the song in its soundtrack.
The song’s mature themes of loneliness and alcohol abuse are a clear departure from her album’s three previous singles “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” “Rock N Roll,” and “Hello Kitty,” which were all about letting loose and having fun.
The change of tone seems fitting given Avril’s recent issues. After a long and mysterious absence, the singer finally revealed she was suffering from undisclosed health problems. “I’m not feeling well. I’m having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers," she wrote in a private message to a fan on Twitter late last year.
The singer’s rep later confirmed to Billboard that her secret health battle was not a result of pregnancy. When asked to elaborate on the nature of Avril’s sickness, there was no further comment.In December, Avril also took to Twitter to dispel rumours that she was in rehab.
The blond beauty, who married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2013, has not yet disclosed any further details about her illness, but Avril’s health battle may also explain why the singer hasn’t been seen out with her husband in recent months.
Sources had previously made claims that the Canadian couple was set to divorce after just one year of matrimony, though Chad seemed to deny the reports via a cryptic tweet in September, which made reference to "rumours and lies.”