Ava Max knows what it’s like to be stuck in a love-hate relationship — one minute everything’s great, the next you’re both looking for the exit. Now, she wants you to know how it feels, too.
Today (Aug. 27), Max has unveiled the video for her latest single “Torn,” a disco-infused dance track where the star sings about the internal struggle of wanting to leave, while also wanting to stay with her lover. “You show me love and give me war/ I can’t get enough, can’t take anymore/ Oh no, right now baby I’m torn,” she sings.
The visual was directed by Joseph Kahn (Britney Spears, Taylor Swift) and is a collaboration with Fiat; it was shot in Milan, Italy and stars Max as a superhero with a secret identity. “Shooting the ‘Torn’ music video was a dream come true,” Ava Max said in a release. “I got to travel all over Milan as a superhero confronting my cheating husband. I want women to know all around the world that they have the power!”
Previously, Max also said that she wanted “Torn” to be an accurate depiction of feeling two opposed emotions at the same time. “Love and hate are two of the strongest emotions we feel in relationships. ‘Torn’ explores the struggle between them that everyone can relate to,” she said in a statement.
Ava Max also performed a medley of her hit “Sweet But Psycho” and “Torn” during the MTV VMAs red carpet pre-show last night (Aug. 26).
Check out the video for Ava Max’s “Torn” below.