19-year-old TheHxliday released a new music video for “Doses” via Motown Records. The song, is light, airy, and joyous, mixing solid rap verses with an uplifting, pop-y beat. It’s a simple, sweet track that perfectly blends hip hop and pop together flawlessly.
The music video is fun, showing TheHxliday get asked out by a girl he likes and ends by him going out on a date with her. It’s strikingly beautiful visually with top-tier camera work.
TheHxliday isn’t afraid to tap into his feelings. Equal parts introspective and inspiring, the 19-year-old artist is very comfortable with the concept of openness. Through his pop-infused hip-hop, TheHxliday showcases his approach to understanding and digesting life. TheHxliday got serious about music at age 13, after his mom, who was in an alt-rock band called Chick Flick, introduced him to GarageBand and showed him how to loop beats.
With music in his bloodline and an incredibly wide-ranging array of genres in his headphones, his favorite artists include My Chemical Romance, Bruno Mars, and Eazy-E. TheHxliday refined and established his own sound across a year of making music in his bedroom. On songs like “Laugh a Little”, from his New Year’s Day Batbxy EP, the rising Baltimore star, born Noah Malik Lee offers sage advice for healing oneself while sounding as playful as the title suggests.
As a member of the industry-shifting, DIY SoundCloud rap class of the mid-2010s, TheHxliday stands decidedly apart from his peers. TheHxliday‘s life changed after dropping his 2018 hit “Enemy.” It’s the ultimate Gen Z breakup anthem, telling the story of the inner strength required to move forward after a toxic relationship ends. It expanded his creative circle to include the inimitable Motown Records, and the Lyrical Lemonade video crew based in Chicago. By combining his passion for rock, pop, hip-hop, and R&B, TheHxliday created a mercurial style that refuses to be boxed into any genre.