In September, Avril Lavigne returned with “Head Above Water,” her first offering in five years and the title track of her upcoming album. Now, she’s gifted fans with a second single from the record.
Tell Me It’s Over” sees the pop star experimenting with the blues, taking cues from artists like Petula Clark and Lesley Gore. On the soulful track, Lavigne looks for closure in a relationship that’s clearly on its way out. “Tell me it’s over / If it’s really over / ’Cause it don’t feel like it’s over whenever you’re closing the door, no,” she belts on the chorus.
“‘Tell Me It’s Over’ is an anthem about being strong, finally putting your foot down and closing the door on a relationship that you know is wrong after time and time again of falling for their games,” Lavigne said in a press statement. “If someone doesn’t treat you the way you deserve to be treated, don’t put up with it.”
The single was accompanied by a video, directed by Erica Silverman. It’s a suitably festive clip given the time of the year, but at the same time, there’s nothing merry about it. Watch it below: