LILHUDDY RELEASES BRAND-NEW SINGLE “AMERICA’S SWEETHEART” TODAY SONG AND VIDEO OUT NOW
23 APRIL 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, singer, songwriter and new Immersive/Geffen Records signing LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) releases his brand-new single entitled “America’s Sweetheart” along with the music video. A departure from his first two singles, “America’s Sweetheart” showcases a softer side to Chase’s artistry. Powerfully emotional in both his lyrics and instrumentation, “America’s Sweetheart” excellently highlights the vulnerability LILHUDDY implements into his music. The track was written by Chase along with Nick Long, Jake Torrey, Andrew Goldstein, Halatrax (Jeff Halavacs), and Phem (Olivia Marsico), and it is available now at all digital retail providers via Immersive/Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.
LILHUDDY says about “America’s Sweetheart,” “This is the most personal song I have written and released to date. It was inspired by the worst night of my life and all of the emotions I felt as I overcame such a difficult time. I’m looking forward to sharing a more vulnerable side of myself and hope this song can help anyone else going through a challenging time as well.”
Listen to "America's Sweetheart" HERE
The music video for “America’s Sweetheart” was directed by Sophie Muller and features Charli D’Amelio. Dreamlike, abstract, and removed from reality, the video leans into the song’s production and lyrics, lending itself to beautiful slow-motion imagery and thought-provoking scenarios. Just like LILHUDDY’s previous music videos, “America’s Sweetheart” picks up the storyline where the last video ended with Chase’s hands sticking out from the grave he is buried under. Charli is seen trying to pull him from the ground but never quite manages to free him from the darkness holding him down. Throughout the video are scenes of Charli dancing, interspersed with a silhouetted slow dance between both Chase and Charli, and scenes of Chase smashing a room to pieces. The demolition of the room serves as an incredibly poetic metaphor for self-destruction, which perfectly depicts LILHUDDY’s extreme mental state as he weathered the experiences that inspired the song.
Watch the music video for "America's Sweetheart" HERE
LILHUDDY hit the ground running with the release of his first single “21st Century Vampire”, which has amassed over 22.5 million streams worldwide and over 8.1 million video views to date (Click HERE to watch). “21st Century Vampire” marked LILHUDDY’s 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. His second single, “The Eulogy Of You and Me” (Click HEREto watch the music video) is already #26 at Alternative Radio and climbing, and was co-written by Chase along with Nick Long, Jake Torrey, as well as Andrew Goldstein and Travis Barker who also produced the track. Most recently, LILHUDDY released the acoustic version of “The Eulogy Of You and Me” along with an accompanying video filmed at the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los Angeles (Click HERE to watch).
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, LILHUDDYposted content at a prolific pace, amassing over 1,000 videos and generating over 1.6 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: Bryant Eslava