Ava Max has the last laugh in her latest single and accompanying visual for “Who’s Laughing Now,” which premiered on Thursday (July 30).
The “Sweet But Psycho” singer personified her Hot 100 top 10 hit’s namesake when unveiling the track from “Side B: Hell” of her debut studio album Heaven & Hell, which she also announced will be released Sept. 18 via Atlantic Records.
From a boss who steals her donut and fires her to a boyfriend who cheats on her, Max rages with fury and teaches them a “what goes around, comes around” lesson about karma.
She dances around the trashed office with her posse of coworkers and bashes her ex-beau’s vintage car with a crowbar in front of a blazing auto repair shop. Such behavior lands her in a psych ward, where she’s strapped in a straight jacket and maniacally laughs “Ha-ha-ha-ha, ha-ha-ha” in the chorus before smashing her head against the glass wall and breaking free.
“I’ve been holding onto this secret for so long and am so excited I can finally talk about my debut album Heaven & Hell,” Max said in a press release. “I put my heart and soul into making it and cannot wait to share my music with everyone.”
Watch the “Who’s Laughing Now” music video below.