Single Review: Ava Max – Kings & Queens

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Ava Max continues long string of singles with ‘Kings & Queens’
After Ava Max conquered the world with her massive hit ‘Sweet But Psycho’, she kept throwing singles at us every few months for over a year, including bops like ‘So Am I’, ‘Torn’ and ‘Freaking Me Out’. The American pop star with Albanian roots has shared no plans to release an album just yet, but she has another single ready, titled ‘Kings & Queens’ and produced by Cirkut and RedOne.

‘Kings & Queens’ is a slick pop anthem with an uplifting vibe and the melody of the chorus will sound instantly familiar to a lot of us. It sounds a whole lot like Bon Jovi’s ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ and Bonnie Tyler’s ‘If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man)’ (songwriter Desmond Child co-wrote both and was credited for ‘Kings & Queens’ too). It makes the song extra catchy and easy to sing along to though. Lyrically, the tune is about how the world would be a better place if it was ruled by queens instead of kings. The lyrics are a bit silly at times, but the message is clear nonetheless. I can’t see this become a ‘Sweet But Psycho’ sized hit, but I can’t help but get consumed by that enormous chorus at the same time.

4 thoughts on “Single Review: Ava Max – Kings & Queens

  1. At least someone else noticed, but can they just practically copy a chorus and just add different lyrics and instruments?

  2. I had this stuck in my head, but didn’t know the name of it so I googled “sounds like You Give Love A Bad Name” and bam, that’s the one. It really is super similar. Very catchy though.

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