Thursday, November 30, 2023

Worst In Me - Ava King (Visualizer)



"Worst In Me"OUT NOW

FROM UPCOMING ALBUM: SEX MONEY GOD (Out Independently Early February 2024)

November 17th, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA) – "Worst In Me” is “the story of two good people, who, in each other’s presence, become awful, narcissistic bitches. You can be a good person, but when you’re around certain people, you become the worst in the world,” the Paris born & L.A. based multi-hyphenate artist Aventurina King, known as Ava King, explains about her new single.

Worst In Me" is like an Anti-Christmas song, an antithesis to holiday cheer, discussing how sometimes it’s those closest to you that bring out your darkest sides. Not everyone has an easy time with family. “I love writing sarcastic songs from the point of view of my shadow self,” King unfolds. The gloom-ridden, yet upbeat track echoes elements of alt-pop icons Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, and Gwen Stefani, while maintaining Ava’s one-of-a-kind, edgy, punk sensibility.

"I wish I could be different / Wish I could act like an adult / Control some of my emotions / But I can’t and I won't

'Cause you’re so triggering to me / I guess it’s finally time to both admit defeat / And maybe I could use a little therapy / Or you could stop being a psycho / Why can't you stop being a psycho?

And oh I wish that it wasn’t so / 'Cause it's sad to see you go / When there ain't nothing wrong with us / As long as we take separate planes / You bring out the worst in me..."

Ava King by Serena Dong

“I was going for a Billie Eilish thing through the minimalistic sound I was piecing together. I’ve always liked that the main aspect to the song is the tri-tone, known as the “Devil’s Interval.” That’s the main synth, so I wanted to create the vibe around that, and to create a holiday song that was realistic and representative of the other side of the holidays. There’s a lot of songs representing loving family and Christmas and cheer, but what about the other side, how awful it can be?” King muses. 

“Worst In Me”, was written and produced in Ava’s living room, and from inception to the final mix, flowed through her hands. “I get really triggered sometimes and am not the person I want to be. I feel very separated from my family of origin. The track is about loving somebody but knowing that being around them makes both of you awful– having love for somebody but knowing they’re not good for your health and vice versa,” King vulnerably expounds.

Watch the exclusive visualizer for "Worst In Me”.

Ava's upcoming album "SEX MONEY GOD (out early February 2024) is about how our society worships false gods, like sex and money, at the expense of the real God, which resides within each of us. I go on the journey of seeking validation and love outside of myself, and slowly, as the album progresses, I learn how to love myself and find love within,” Ava says. She thoughtfully continues, “SEX MONEY GOD represents my growth spiritually and emotionally, more than as an artist. Sure, my production might have gotten better, but it's more about me figuring out what my finite life is about and what to do with the time I have. Western capitalist society teaches us that pleasure and the senses are king, and the person who wins is the person with the most toys. I tried to live my life that way, but it didn't work for me. This album is about my search for something different.”

Ava King is the new breakout solo artist project from guitarist, pianist, bassist, singer, songwriter, and producer Aventurina King. Having spent a great deal of time and energy creating music tutorials and working on promoting body positivity, mental health and de-stigmatization of therapy and addiction issues, Ava has a newfound drive and focus towards her upcoming record, SEX MONEY GOD

Born in Paris, France during a particularly summer-y June, Ava King is a cancer– intuitive and creative, in tune with her emotions, and at times a little bit emo. She is an accomplished writer, having been published in the NYTimes and edited the Oxford Chinese-English Dictionary. Ava has been a TV Host in China for CCTV, Hunan TNV TV, a publicist at Cannes Film Festival, and a reality TV show personality for Stars & Danger - The High Dive in China. Non-music related topics she can talk about for hours include: “spirituality, 12 step programs, self-love, how much [she hates] hiking, and relationships

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