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AViVA Unveils New Single ‘Fake Friends’ from Anticipated Album ‘Hopeless Romantic’

Australian powerhouse AViVA is back with a bang, dropping her latest single ‘Fake Friends’ from her eagerly awaited fifth studio album, ‘Hopeless Romantic’. With over 10 billion streams under her belt and a top 10 Billboard hit, AViVA continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her grunge-infused alt-pop sound and raw, angst-ridden vocals.

‘Fake Friends’ delves into themes of control and isolation, embodying AViVA’s signature outsider experience. The track serves as a compelling preview of what’s to come from her forthcoming album, showcasing her fearless approach to storytelling and sonic exploration.

“‘Fake Friends’ is a universal song that, with very little elaboration required, is simply about those people who come into and swiftly (or not so swiftly) exit our lives, leaving behind nothing but a bit of heartache and bad memories. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don’t have any memories of fake friends in your own life, that can only mean one thing… You are the fake friend.” – AViVA.

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Having toured with heavyweights like YUNGBLUD and Poppy, and gracing stages at major festivals including Splendour in The Grass and Riot, AViVA is no stranger to the spotlight. Now, with her sights set on dominating the European summer festival circuit, AViVA’s star continues to rise on the global stage.

With her unique ability to merge music and literature, AViVA is not only creating immersive sonic experiences but also weaving intricate narratives for her devoted fanbase. With ‘Fake Friends’ leading the charge, AViVA’s multiverse is set to expand even further, promising an exciting journey for fans old and new.

AViVA Tour Dates:

12 June – Rock For People, Czech Republic

14 June – Download Festival, UK

18 June – AViVA headline show, Colours, London

21 June – PinkPop, Netherlands

Written by Chris Lamaro