Avril Lavigne will deliver her sixth studio album Head Above Water on Friday, February 15th, but first the Canadian singer drops “Dumb Blonde” featuring Nicki Minaj.
The Young Money rapper revealed her excitement about the collaboration on social media in anticipation of the song’s release:
I used to drive to my job @ Red Lobster playing this woman’s album for an hour straight everyday for months. Crying to “I’m with you”, blasting “complicated” “things I’ll never say” “nobody’s fool” “sk8er boi”. omg. #DumbBlonde tmrw. This woman is so unbelievably talented
Nicki Minaj is my favorite!!! I’ve been listening to her for so long. As soon as I recorded #DumbBlonde, I knew she’d be the perfect artist to collaborate with on it. When she said yes it was like a dream come true!!! I can’t wait for everyone to hear!
In addition to the new song, Lavigne will also build excitement for her upcoming LP with a special appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, which will be followed by a Friday morning performance on Good Morning America after the release of Head Above Water.
Stream “Dumb Blonde” below. Head Above Water is available for pre-order on iTunes now.