After battling complications from Lyme disease, Avril Lavigne is set to debut an inspiring song for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games titled “Fly.”
Above is the newly-released cover art for the song out April 16. All proceeds from sales of the song will be given to the Special Olympics.
Avril admits she wrote the song two years ago for her foundation, but never ended up using it until now.
“The song is really inspirational and means a lot to me — and with the Special Olympics, it’s a natural fit,” Avril tells Billboard. She says that “Fly” is composed of a “piano, orchestra and kick drum. Originally I went for a more pop production, and then I scrapped it. I wanted it to be more stripped-down, and let the vocal be the lead part of the song.”
A music video starring Lavigne and Special Olympics athletes will also be released, and she hopes to perform it at the Games.
That’s not the only project Lavigne is currently working on; she’s also recording a Christmas album.