Avril Lavigne & Nicki Minaj Are Releasing A “Dumb Blonde” Video

Avril's 'Head Above Water' Video
Avril Lavigne drops the cinematic video for comeback single, 'Head Above Water.'

I really enjoyed Avril Lavigne’s Head Above Water, but the Canadian pop/rocker’s comeback LP sunk without a trace soon after it arrived in February. Some of the blame lies in the album’s extremely confusing choice of singles. After the majestic, inspiring title track, the “Sk8er Boi” legend rolled out a bluesy ballad called “Tell Me It’s Over” and then seemingly switched eras by resurrecting the sound of The Best Damn Thing on “Dumb Blonde.” Featuring a by-the-numbers verse from Nicki Minaj, the song stood out like a sore thumb for all the wrong reasons.

Well, the single’s poor critical and commercial reception hasn’t Avril from filming a video. The enduring hitmaker posted a photo on her Instagram earlier today (April 11) and quoted “Dumb Blonde” in the caption. A suspicious fan was quick to ask if the 34-year-old was filming a video clip and she promptly replied with “yes.” Unless this is the best visual of all time, I can’t see it doing too much to turn things around. If nothing else, it will remind people that Avril has a new album out. See the teaser pic below.

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