Ava Max on the “crazy” COVID testing needed to make her “risqué” new video

Ava Max on the “crazy” COVID testing needed to make her “risqué” new video

Atlantic RecordsAva Max has released a sexy, dance-heavy video for her latest hit “My Head & My Heart” — and she says those shots of her getting up-close-and-personal with a male dancer required, not a lot of rehearsal, but a lot of testing.

“It was like four different tests: two days before, one day before, the day on set, then temperature checks!” Ava laughs, explaining what it was like trying to film the video under strict COVID-19 guidelines. “Oh, and then test again! Oh, and wear masks in between scenes…it’s crazy!”

Still, the tests allowed her to create a clip that she says is “almost a little like more risqué than I usually do.”

“It just shows the nightlife and what we go through when we’re in the nightlife, and if we’ve ever experienced being torn [between] your head and your heart,” she tells ABC Audio. “It’s filled with dancing…this is probably [the] most dancing I’ve ever done in a music video…It makes you want to have fun and, I think, get out of his quarantine!”

Ava Max released “My Head & My Heart” after her debut album Heaven & Hell came out in September.  So does that mean the song is the first of a bunch of new songs she’ll include on a deluxe edition of the album?  Well, maybe.

“You know, it might be but we’re actually playing around with some different ideas because I am working on the next project,” she teases. “There’s a lot of options in the air right now!”

By Andrea Dresdale
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