LILHUDDY RELEASES FIRST OFFICIAL SINGLE “21ST CENTURY VAMPIRE” SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW
20 JANUARY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) — Singer-songwriter and brand-new Immersive/Geffen Records signing LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases his first official single entitled “21st Century Vampire,” which is out now along with the music video. Fresh off the heels of starring in Machine Gun Kelly’s first-of-its-kind musical film experience Downfalls High, LILHUDDY is making his musical introduction with a signature style cultivated by the raw and restless angst of post-internet era adolescence. His music is a perfect hybrid of pop, punk, and alternative with an underlying message encouraging authenticity and self-acceptance. “21st Century Vampire” serves as a metaphor for the punks and outcasts who need a place to fit in and was co-written by Chase along with Nick Long, Jake Torrey and Andy Selzter. The track is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
LILHUDDY says, “It’s okay to be different. That’s the message I’m relaying. In a lot of ways, I’m a very misunderstood kid too. People don’t know the whole story or who I really am. I’ve always wanted to be my full self. Music is my way to finally show them.”
Listen to "21st Century Vampire" HERE
The “21st Century Vampire” music video, which was directed by the famed Joseph Kahn, features Chase frozen in youth as a vampire in a modern punk world. Bored, outcasted and unable to connect with anyone, the video follows LILHUDDY as he tries to navigate his lonely immortal life. He eventually finds himself on-stage amongst other fellow misfits, unifying them through a performance of the power punk anthem.
Watch the video for "21st Century Vampire" HERE
Growing up in the Northern California town of Stockton, LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) recognized the power of his voice at a young age. Dad played guitar, ukulele, and banjo, while mom went to college on a music scholarship and his big sister sang in choir. Despite overwhelming shyness, Chase sang along with his family at home, boasting the best range in the house. At the same time, he developed a passion for a wide swath of influences, ranging from blink-182, My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects, Pierce The Veil, and Black Sabbath to Bruno Mars, One Direction, and 5 Seconds of Summer. Eventually, he found his way to Tik Tok. Starting an account for fun, LILHUDDY posted content at a prolific pace, amassing over 1,000 videos and generating over 1.5 billion likes to date. Tattooed, nails painted, and always flexing cutting-edge fashion, Chase immediately commands attention with an unmistakable presence. In 2020, LILHUDDY began formally pursuing music during which time he landed a deal with Immersive/Geffen Records and Machine Gun Kelly recruited him to star in his directorial debut Downfalls High. After building an audience of 40 million total followers on social media by simply being himself, LILHUDDY amplifies this same authenticity through his forthcoming music, ultimately revealing himself without filter and with a whole lot of fire.
Photo Credit: Damon Baker