Lil Huddy Makes Music? Let’s See if It’s Worth a Listen

Just another Influencer-to-Musician pipeline, or a fluke in the system?

With Netflix’s recently released reality show, Hype House, starring, you guessed it, the members of TikTok’s most #viral influencers, lots of people have just found out that Lil Huddy makes music. Most known for dating Charli Damelio and starting the eboy tiktok trend, Lil Huddy/Chase Hudson has long had an intense hate-love relationship with the people of the internet. If you’ve seen the new Netflix series, which unfortunately I have, then you know that he has moved out of the Hype House and is in his own house which is still paid for by Hype House. It’s essentially an extension content creator house, and Chase has pretty much used it as his own home and studio, with a few other boys living there with him.

Nikita Dragun and Lil Huddy in Hype House Season 1 (CARLOS RODRIGUEZ/NETFLIX)

Relishing the time away from the rest of the members, he’s been prioritizing starting his music career over making Tiktoks for the Hype House, which has been causing major beef with the other members. But Chase is determined to pursue his musical dream, even if it means distancing himself from the other members. What exactly is this dream, you might ask? Being a pop-punk music star. 

What exactly is this dream, you might ask? Being a pop-punk music star. ”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This isn’t such a recent dream, I should say, as Lil Huddy made his musical debut a year ago, in January of 2021, with his song “21st Century Vampire”. It came as a shock, a random release from this big e-boy Tiktoker, known for his eyerolls and bad dancing, so naturally, a lot of people listened. Including me. I was expecting to immediately hate whatever this boy created, seeing as how the influencer-to-musician pipeline has been getting worse and worse. Take EMMY for example, a well-known and beloved influencer who actually has a talent for singing but her song “Stupid Big Teeth” was an absolute atrocity. But Lil Huddy gave us something different. Instead of heading straight towards the pop genre looking to create a viral Tiktok sound, he decided to exceed all expectations and open the pop-punk genre back up. He clearly works fast, as the rest of his album, Teenage Heartbreak, was released in September of 2021, but I guess I’m not on Hype House Tiktok (thankfully), so I only knew about the album’s completion after watching the Netflix show. 

While Lil Huddy joining the pop-punk genre first came as a surprise and something out of the ordinary, the past year or so has been filled with a general pop-punk revival. Willow Smith and Machine Gun Kelly seemed to ignite this revival, with blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, guiding them in their efforts, and ended up doing the same for Lil Huddy. 

 

Lil Huddy’s debut album, Teenage Heartbreak

Now back to the question we started with: Is Lil Huddy’s music good? Good, as we all know, is relative. But to answer the question, I would genuinely have to say: Yes. If you were a childhood or middle school fan of blink-182, All Time Low, All-American Rejects, Pierce the Veil, or Falling In Reverse, then I have to say, Lil Huddy’s music is for you. Admittedly, the lyrics are insanely goofy at times that they border on cringe, but that is sort of the energy that most pop punk or punk rock groups have always had. As a whole, pop-punk is probably the easiest genre to get into, because the instrumentals carry the song instead of the lyrics, which allows for artists to write largely average lyrics and get away with it. But that’s the beauty of the genre to most, and Lil Huddy fits the bill, so that’s why I have to give him a pass and let him live with his solid music career. 

 

It also must be said that Lil Huddy genuinely has my respect out of all of the Hype House members, because he is just a kid who is tired of constantly blasting his life on social media and now just wants to pursue his dreams, so why not? Go ahead and make your music, Lil Huddy. Compared to the rest of the members, he is way better off getting away from them, because after watching the show, I am stressed but lacking sympathy for any of them. (Especially for the girl that is dating the blonde David-Dobrik-wannabe that desperately wants to get married but is literally just 21, and started dating this boy when she was 17, moving away from her home to live with him in his car because he got kicked out of his house… Not to mention that he’ll do Youtube pranks on her and hurts her feelings but be oblivious to it because he is a little dumb and she is too scared to tell him that she is upset while the rest of the Hype House knows that she is. But oh well, I digress. The Hype House show as a whole most definitely caused me more stress than I would have liked and also just proved how oblivious the whole group of teenagers are to the rest of the world.) 

The Hype House: an overwhelming shade of white

In the end, Lil Huddy has managed to find a life path away from the Hype House, and be somewhat respectfully successful at that. He is also expected to be a performer in the When We Were Young Festival, featuring the biggest pop-punk and emo bands from the 2000’s to the 2010’s, marking his spot as a significant new addition to the industry. 

 

If you are at all interested in listening to a Lil Huddy song, I’d recommend “Headlock” or “Partycrasher”, but maybe put yourself on a Private Session on Spotify before doing so.