We’ve been on the hardcore LILHUDDY (aka Chase Hudson) stan train for a while now, and we’ve got to say that this new single and video bring all of the emotion and vulnerability in a way we’ve never seen before from him.
‘America’s Sweetheart’ is a song about going through tough times- battling mental health issues, self-destruction, and many other demons. This song puts LILHUDDY’s songwriting and storytelling on full display and shows a much more vulnerable side to him that we hadn’t seen in the previous tracks. It gives fans a glimpse into the softer and inner workings of his mind and creates an intimate and personal atmosphere that fans can relate to. We find it extremely beautiful, and seeing this side of him just makes us love him even more. Knowing that we can relate to him on some level makes us feel less alone in our mental health struggles, and it’s another push to fight through them.
About the song LILHUDDY said:
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.
LILHUDDY on ‘America’s Sweetheart’
An emotionally powerful ballad deserves an equally powerful and emotional music video, and, boy, did he deliver. The video picks up where the last one (‘The Eulogy Of You and Me‘) left off (notice his hand sticking out of the ground at the beginning?), and somehow watching LILHUDDY perform this song makes it (and him) seem even more vulnerable than just listening to the song without visuals. Something in his eyes and the way he sings breaks our hearts to pieces. We were pleased to have Charli D’Amelio as his co-star in the video, she added a more vibrant element that was needed to wrap this baby up in a beautiful, poetic bow. Check out the video below, and don’t forget to go and stream the single here!
We adore this with every fiber of our being, but we want to hear from you! What do you think of the music video for ‘America’s Sweetheart?’ Which of LILHUDDY’s three singles do you like the best so far? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! You can also hit us up on Facebook and Instagram!
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