Future is female. Ava Max is here to remind of the magnificence and power of womanhood. Her new song “Kings & Queens,” caked in electric guitars and synth palpitations, treasures femininity and the strength that can be discovered within – and which has often been overlooked.
“If all of the kings had their queens on the throne / We would pop champagne and raise a toast,” she sharpenss her metaphorical sword, swinging it right into the patriarchy’s gut. The hook glows, timely and mighty: “To all of the queens who are fighting alone / Baby, you’re not dancing on your own.” Max has proved her knack for emotionally-grueling pop pieces, but here, she soars to new heights.
Listen to “Kings & Queens” below.