Ava Max sheds her princess of pop title and crowns herself among elevated “Kings & Queens” in her new single about reviving chivalry, the luxe video for which dropped today (March 27).
The Isaac Rentz-directed video takes place in a heaven-set throne room, where Max reigns over her group of talented dancers.
The noble breakup anthem serves as an ode “to all of the queens who are fighting alone,” as the chorus expresses. The 26-year-old singlehandedly slashes the “damsel in distress” trope with a sword that’s bigger than her ex’s, which she clearly illustrates on the song’s cover art with a saber hanging down from her pelvis.
But Max’s moves only get better throughout the song, stating chess rules as if they are feminist codes: “In chess, the king can move one space at a time/ But queens are free to go wherever they like.”
The “Sweet But Psycho” singer is more than ready to celebrate and slay 2020 with more new music on the way. “Kings & Queens” will be featured on her highly anticipated debut studio album, due later this year.
Watch the “Kings & Queens” video below.