Video: TheHxliday – “NxBody”
The Motown Records Signee Suffers From a Broken Heart in the Latest Video from His BatBxy EP, Out Now
“You can feel TheHxliday’s passion with each line as he howls for help. ‘Save Me’ is the new kind of pop song. Instead of recycling that old bubblegum sound that ruled the early 2000s, TheHxliday’s new record is raw and emotional, but still has the appeal of a radio hit.” – Complex
“Get ready because TheHxliday season is coming… just in the knick of time. TheHxliday is going to be your new favorite artist out of Baltimore, Maryland, winning over the hearts of many at just 18 years old.” – FLAUNT
Blessed with prodigious melodic talent, 19-year-old artist TheHxliday is ready to ascend to stardom in 2021. Bringing to life a highlight track from his BatBxy EP, TheHxliday shares “NxBody,” his latest music video. A propulsive, R&B-influenced banger produced by Shop w/ Trap, VDIDIT & Mike Gonsolin, “NxBody” shows off the Motown Records signee’s skill with melodic phrasing as he describes a tumultuous relationship he just can’t pull himself away from: “And I can’t trust nobody, I can’t trust nobody/I wish I had love again, I wish I had somebody/I know there ain’t no recovering, no, we can’t restart it/But I don’t want nobody else, so baby, let’s restart it.” Directed by Anthony Wilson, the artfully lo-fi video for “NxBody” translates TheHxliday’s pain and uncertainty into literal terms, alternates clips of the young singer-songwriter alone in the woods with a gaping wound in his heart with red-hued glimpses of a happier time.
True to his name, TheHxliday kicked off 2021 with a celebration, dropping the BatBxy EP on New Year’s Day. The 19-year-old Baltimore artist demonstrates an uncanny knack for infectious, otherworldly melodies across the release’s six tracks, swooning and singing with an uplifting energy that belies the pain expressed in the lyrics. Early singles like the moody “Thank U” and the carefree “Laugh A Little“–whose cinematic video dropped on Christmas Day–show off the young songwriter’s knack for making both struggles and triumphs feel ecstatic.
BatBxy is just the latest in an impressive productive streak for TheHxliday. Since he started posting to SoundCloud in his adolescence, he’s made upwards of 1,000 songs – the sort of grind that produces diamonds like his emotional 2018 breakout “Enemy,” which caught the attention of tastemaking multimedia crew Lyrical Lemonade. Since then, he’s honed his writing on songs like “Messages,” “Save Me,” which received praise by the likes of COMPLEX and FLAUNT and “Mistakes,” each of which garnered millions of streams in the short time since their release. BatBxy follows in the tradition of these introspective bangers, but it also feels like the joyful start of a new chapter in TheHxliday’s career.
Stay tuned for much more from TheHxliday in the coming weeks and months.
Watch “NxBody”: https://TheHxliday.lnk.to/NxbodyVPR
Buy/Stream BatBxy EP: https://thehxliday.lnk.to/BBEP
Batbxy EP tracklist:
- Laugh A Little
- Thank U
TheHxliday is an ace at only 19-years-old. The rapper-singer-songwriter and Baltimore native mixes his melodic flow that complements thumping trap beats to create his “sad boy” sound. He creates hits straight out of his bedroom expressing his singular-eccentric ideas which separates himself from the norm. Inspired by the likes of Trippie Redd, XXXTentacion, Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, and My Chemical Romance, TheHxliday is paving his own path with a dynamic palette of darkpop, R&B, and hip-hop showcased on his EP Broken Halls. He’s featured on two tracks off Internet Money’s debut album B4 The Storm and is a newly signed Motown Records artist. His biggest hit to date “Save Me” is a banger and only one of over 170 songs created. According to TheHxliday “Save Me” is a “firecracker” compared to the “bombs” forthcoming.
BatBxy EP: https://thehxliday.lnk.to/BBEP
“Laugh A Little”: https://thehxliday.lnk.to/LALPR
“Thank U”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n3vpKkptvQ
“Save Me”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve61WC3E_7k