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Ava Max says new single "Who's Laughing Now" is like the "second part" of "Sweet But Psycho"

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Charlotte Rutherford

On Friday, Ava Max finally revealed the title and release date for her debut album: Heaven & Hell will arrive September 18. She released a new single, “Who’s Laughing Now” — and she says she thinks of it as sort of a spiritual sequel to her breakthrough hit “Sweet but Psycho.”

“‘Who’s Laughing Now’ is kind of the second part of ‘Psycho,’ in a way,” Ava tells ABC Audio. “It definitely resembles “Psycho” in a lot of ways, once people hear…the words. It’s about overcoming your hardest struggles in life. And it’s about…just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, really.”

“And maybe a little bit of revenge in there as well!” she laughs.

As for Heaven & Hell, “Who’s Laughing Now” will be on it, but we don’t know the track listing.  While Ava’s released a string of singles over the past year or so, she says only “a few” of them will be on the album — “Most of the songs are new,” she explains.

In addition, in an unusual move for a pop album in 2020, Ava says there aren’t any guest artists.

“I personally wanted it to just be me on the album because it is my debut album and I wanted people to get to know me more,” she notes.

Right now, Ava’s just itching to leave the COVID-19 quarantine behind and get out there on the road to see her fans. 

“I love you guys, and I just cannot wait to hold you guys and sing to you guys,” Ava says when asked what message she has for her fans, who call themselves Avatars.

“And I personally just want this all to be over and (laughs)…so we can all be together,” she adds. “And stay strong, and wear your mask!”

By Andrea Dresdale
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