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TheHxliday – BatBxy EP

True to his name, fast-rising rapper/singer TheHxliday is ringing in the new year with the celebratory BatBxy EP. 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 fitting for the birth of a new year. Listen to BatBxy HERE via Motown Records.

“BatBxy is about my past year experiences. It’s a special note from me to my fans,” says TheHxliday, “I wanted to drop BatBxy on New Year’s Day specifically because I feel like itߣs me stepping out of my old self. It’s about the learning process that I’ve been going through in 2020 going into the new me in 2021.”

Early singles like the moody “Thank U” and the carefree “Laugh a Little” whose theatrical video dropped on Christmas day ߞshow off the young songwriter’s knack for making both struggles and triumphs feel ecstatic. Even when TheHxliday sings of pain or loss on songs like “Nxbxdy,” he coats it all in glittery, gleeful melodies. That track’s hook plays like a mission statement: “I tell myself that everything is gonna be okay/I let the negativity go a-a-away.”

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 ߞthe 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 has shot around the world, garnering 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 era and a new year.

BATBXY EP TRACKLIST

1. Nxbxdy

2. Laugh a Little
3. Thank U
4. Lxnechild
5. Batgirl
6. Bad

ABOUT THEHXLIDAY

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 1,000 songs created. According to TheHxliday “Save Me” is a “firecracker” compared to the “bombs” forthcoming.

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Photo of TheHxliday by Travis Shinn

TheHxliday- “Thank U”

Up-and-coming rapper, singer and songwriter, TheHxliday, has shared his latest single, a painfully honest and powerful track called “Thank U.” Showcasing his moody hybrid of dark pop, hip-hop, and alt-R&B, “Thank U” is the Baltimore native’s first new music since signing to Motown Records earlier this year and is the lead single off his forthcoming BatBoy EP coming in 2021. You can download and stream “Thank U” HERE.

“Kids these days feel the urge to take drugs to help cope with their emotions,”  said TheHxliday. “With ‘Thank U’ it’s a message saying ‘You can take drugs. You can take anything you want but it’s only going to make things worse.’ You don’t need that to heal they’re better things to do.”

Propelled by potent trap beats and dreamy guitar tones, “Thank U” is a vulnerable yet urgent meditation on turning to drugs as a coping mechanism for problems like depression. With his vocals shifting from soulful to raw, TheHxliday created the song in order to shed light on the mental health issues at the root of drug abuse for so many of his peers.

At just 18-years-old, TheHxliday has already made waves with hits like “Save Me,” an independently released track whose Cole Bennett-directed video has amassed over 5 million views to date. Soon after signing to Motown Records, he re-released his breakout EP Broken Halls with the addition of new tracks  “Late Night Feelings” and “Make A Move.” Check out Broken Halls here.

TheHxliday is at the forefront of a new wave of rock stars inspired by rappers, pop idols, and rock bands of the past. With his work already championed by major outlets like Complex and Lyrical Lemonade, he’s also featured on  Familiar and Let You Down from Internet Money’s 2020 debut album B4 the Storm.

An ace at only 18-years-old, TheHxliday mixes his melodic flow and thumping trap beats to forge his sad boy sound. The rapper, singer and songwriter is a Baltimore native who creates hits straight out of his bedroom, expressing his singular and centric ideas to separate 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 the dynamic palette of dark pop, R&B, and hip-hop showcased on his EP Broken Halls. His biggest hit to date “Save Me”  is a banger, and just one of over 1,000 songs created so far. According to TheHxliday,  Save Me is a  firecracker compared to the bombs forthcoming.

TheHxliday – Save Me

Rapper-singer-songwriter TheHxliday is ready to make his mark as a hip-hop/pop hybrid artist with his somber emotionally distraught love ballad Save Me. Listen here via Motown Records. At only 18-years-old the rising artist is making waves gaining over 20 streams all on his own. He’s featured on Familiar and Let You Down off Internet Money’s debut album B4 The Storm.

TheHxliday co-produced, mixed, and wrote Save Me. The raw dark-pop record is a deep cry for help fueled by visceral emotion. He belts “And I don’t wanna lose my life. And you’re the one that keeps me tame.” COMPLEX praised Save Me calling it “A beautiful new record from TheHxliday, in which the young artist calls for help to escape the torment of his own thoughts.”

Earlier this year TheHxliday dropped his debut EP Broken Halls, a tease of what’s to come down the line as he continues to refine his sad boy, love sound. Not to mention, he’s championed by the media conglomerate Lyrical Lemonade, who’s founder Cole Bennett shot multiple videos for TheHxliday. TheHxliday is part of the new wave of rock stars who are inspired by the likes of rappers, pop stars, and rock bands of the past. Looking to the future, he’s ready to make it Hxliday SZN with a new project forthcoming.