Ava Max shines (literally) on brand-new artwork for upcoming second album Diamonds & Dancefloors and high octane single Dancing's Done

Listen to Ava's glistening new tune Dancing's Done now.

Ava Max has unveiled a new cover for her upcoming sophomore album, Diamonds & Dancefloors and shared a brand-new single, Dancing's Done.

Preceded by the singles Maybe You're The Problem, Million Dollar Baby (which interpolates LeAnn Rimes' Can't Fight The Moonlight) and the Lady Gaga-esque Weapons, Diamonds & Dancefloors is due to finally arrive January 27 2023, pushed back from its original date of October 14 2022.

Diamonds & Dancefloors' cover originally displayed a tight close-up of Ava and her cherry-red dyed locks (RIP the Max Cut, we have not forgotten) surrounded by a diamonds, with a diamond placed in the centre of Ava's lips. It was...camp, let's be honest.

But it seems with a new release date comes a new cover - and Ava has announced a brand new image to accompany the album, shot by photographer Marilyn Hue. 

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In the new cover, we now have a full body shot of Ava, now laid on a bed of diamonds, wearing diamante negligee and you will be happy to know, the red hair is still present. 

Ava has just released a new single from Diamonds & Dancefloors, the glistening pop stomper Dancing's Done. Listen to that below.

Ava kicked off her new era earlier this year with Maybe You're The Problem, a pop-rock stomper produced by Cirkut (The Weeknd, Katy Perry) that sounded like Blinding Lights and Oblivion by Grimes had been smashed together in a blender. Sadly, the bop charted outside the Top 40 (it peaked at Number 83).

Instead, Ava's biggest hit of this year was the Tiesto collab The Motto (written by OCC fave Claudia Valentina, more on that here), which burnt bright up the Top 20, eventually peaking at Number 12.

Of course, Ava broke out in a big way four years ago with her viral smash Sweet But Psycho (also produced by Cirkut), a deliriously sugary goth-pop confection that gave Ava her first Number 1 single in the UK, reaching the top of the Official Singles Chart for a month. 

Her debut album, Heaven & Hell, contained many, many bops (Kings & Queens, Who's Laughing Now, My Head & My Heart) and reached a peak of Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart, denied the top spot by Pop Smoke's Shoot For The Stars And Aim For The Moon.

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thierry henon


Great album cover! So looking forward to the release!




With artwork like that, it definitely deserves a gatefold LP. I'm first in line for that one!