Ava Max Follows Up “Sweet But Psycho” With Equally Catchy “So Am I”
Ava Max’s all-conquering “Sweet But Psycho” is nothing short of a phenomenon. The perky electro-pop anthem reached number one in more than a dozen countries, racked up more than 400 million Spotify streams and is still climbing in the US. Now, she’s ready to do it all again with “So Am I.” Like her breakthrough single, the banger was produced by Cirkut and has a very relatable message. “Do you ever feel like a misfit, everything inside you is dark and twisted,” the 25-year-old sings on the chorus. “Oh, but it’s okay to be different, ’cause baby so am I.”
“[The song] is about loving yourself, being different, being an outcast and not fitting in the format that society wants to put us in – just celebrating what really makes you different,” Ava explains. “Whenever I’m feeling down, I remind myself that my flaws make me perfect, because in reality there is no perfect.” I asked the rising pop star if the message is based on real-life experience. “Definitely! I was expelled for standing up to a bully and I would do it again today,” she reveals. “It’s important for us all to celebrate our inner misfit.”
That experience explains her decision to set the video in a high school. “That’s where bullying begins and where we start feeling like we need to conform,” Ava elaborates. Another impressive element of the visual is the choreography, which was absent from the “Sweet But Psycho” video. “I love that form of self expression,” the hitmaker says in reference to dancing. “It gives me a way to speak in another language.” Oh, and as for that all-Albanian collaboration with Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora? Well, nothing has come of it yet. “We are all so busy!”
Fall in love with Ava’s next hit below.