Today, global superstar, producer, and DJ Kygo joins forces with acclaimed pop artist Ava Max for their new single, “Whatever,” out now via RCA Records.

A playful take on Shakira’s multi-platinum smash hit “Whenever, Wherever,” “Whatever” starts with a rush of guitar strums and Ava’s powerhouse vocals as she reckons with the end of a relationship. As she finds the strength to move forward, the instantly iconic chorus kicks in, ushered by a flurry of synths and house-infused production.

Accompanying the single is its music video, directed by Dano Cerny (The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Elle King). Introducing the first chapter of visuals to come from Kygo this year, the “Whatever” video follows Ava Max across a desolate desert highway. 

His first release of 2024, “Whatever” follows Kygo’s official remake of Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s legendary chart-topping song “Say Say Say” last year, as well as the release of his fourth studio album, Thrill Of The Chase, in 2022, which featured collaborations with X Ambassadors, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Gryffin, Sam Feldt, Dean Lewis, and more.

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