Ava Max Shares the Powerful Inspiration Behind Her New Single ‘Kings & Queens’

Ava Max Is a dance music queen

When you press "play" on Ava Max’s newest single "Kings & Queens" the pop star immediately commands the room as the words, “If all of the Kings had their Queens on the throne/We would pop champagne and raise a toast/To all of the Queens who are fighting alone/Baby, you're not dancin' on your own’” harmoniously ring out.

The “Sweet But Psycho” singer sat down with AJ Gibson and Mikalah Gordon on CHANNEL Q’s The Morning Beat to share where she pulled inspiration for the new dance single.

“‘Kings & Queens’ is really about Queens. It’s about Queens regaining their thrones. I’m always telling everyone this, ‘I want to see Queens more in positions of power… women are the best,’” Ava emphatically explains. The artist strives to ensure that all her music conveys the idea that women should hold power. Max tells us, “I want to have as many anthems as I can put out there to let everyone know that Queens are the best.”

The asymmetrical haircut donning, dance floor diva also shares which artists have inspired her throughout her career. From Sam Smith to Celine Dion to Mariah Carey, Ava has been inspired by all of these icons.

Max shares that she has been singing from a very young age and as a little girl she grew up singing Celine Dion and Mariah Carey hits. Plus, Ava draws so much of her inspiration from her mother, who is a classically trained opera singer. “I was a singer first before a songwriter so I always sang… I would drive my parents crazy,” says Ava.


Ava even sings a quick bit of the Céline Dion classic, “All By Myself”, which she claims as her favorite song. The brief riff that she sings for us is literal music to our ears.

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