TheHxliday, the 19-year-old rising hybrid alt-pop-rapper and singer-songwriter, releases the dreary Gen Z love themed video for “Batgirl.” Released just in time for Valentine’s Day via Motown Records, the video was directed by Steve Matiasek and Alexander Tsakis Lepkowski. It finds TheHxliday channeling his suave Bruce Wayne persona, donning a black leather jacket and romancing his Batgirl in his somber bat cave.
The Ikon Pyor and Flex Lennon produced track is the epitome of TheHxliday’s signature emo leaning teenaged love sound with a touch of rock and a soothing soft-strumming guitar. TheHxliday sings “Before I met you, I was sad as shit,” revealing to his batgirl that she’s helped ease his emotions. “Batgirl” follows the video to his R&B-influenced banger “Nxbody.”
TheHxliday is ready to ascend to stardom. True to his name, TheHxliday kicked off 2021 with a celebration, dropping the Batbxy EP on New Year’s Day. The 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 salvo in an impressive and 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.
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