Harry Hudson (born June 2, 1993) is an American singer-songwriter of folk rock and pop music. His debut album is Yesterday's Tomorrow Night, released on Jay-Z's Roc Nation record label. The single "Yellow Lights" went Top 10 on Spotify's US Viral chart, and Hudson was named one of Pandora's Artist to Watch 2018 on the music streaming service.
Hudson was born in Englewood, New Jersey, and at four years old moved with his family (mom, dad, and brother) to Los Angeles. Early on, he was interested in rap music, but in 2011 he met John Atterberry, the former vice president of Death Row Records, who encouraged him to sing. He already enjoyed pop music, but came to appreciate the country sounds of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson as well as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Hudson began to write songs and sing them.In Los Angeles, Hudson met Kylie and Kendall Jenner, who promoted his music on their social media. That affiliation led to his meeting siblings Willow and Jaden Smith, and ultimately in the formation of MSFTS, an "art collective and lifestyle brand that encompasses music, fashion, education and more."
At 20, Hudson learned he had Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. The journals he made during chemotherapy sessions, as well as the subsequent depression that befell him, inspired many of the independent releases beginning in 2014 with the "Learn 2 Love" single, and the 2015 "Treatment (A-Side)" EP and Gemineyes" single, as well as the entirety of his later debut album in 2018 on the MSFTS/RocNation label called Yesterday's Tomorrow Night. During the same period, he worked with Teen Cancer America spearheading a fundraiser with the organization to build a treatment center at Vanderbilt University.After treatment, Hudson moved to New York City, New York with Jaden Smith. While there, he developed an interest in film, and subsequently made one called "Can Cowboys Cry," that he starred in with Smith and included his folk-pop songs "Cry for Love," "Yellow Lights," "No Good," and "Gone." The 17-minute film was directed by Directed x MODELS.
On March 30, 2018, Hudson released his 15-track debut album, Yesterday's Tomorrow Night, on the MSFTS/Roc Nation label, described as "a sincere and heartfelt record that draws heavy inspiration from his albeit difficult life experiences" by L'Officiel magazine.The songs include the second single, "Yellow Lights," a piano ballad written by Hudson, and co-produced by fellow MSFTS music artist ¿Téo? and platinum recording artist gnash. It was released January 9, 2018 and premiered on Beats 1 radio as a Zane Lowe World First. "Yellow Lights" reached Top 10 on Spotify's U.S. Viral chart Another piano-driven track, "Love, Dad," was written just after the death of Hudson's father and the singer says the song feels "like I channeled him."Hudson sold out his first-ever headlining shows in Los Angeles, California on May 1, 2018 at the Troubadour and in New York City on May 9, 2018 at Brooklyn's Rough Trade. Also in early 2018, he made a Pandora 2018 SXSW appearance, and performed on the Bud Light 2018 SXSW stage as well. Hudson opened for Kygo on the Kids in Love Tour 2018.Hudson is scheduled to perform throughout 2018 at Bud Light Stages at several summer festivals. He will also appear at the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 22.
One of Pandora's Artists to Watch 2018
Live Nation's Ones To Watch!
"Gone" included in V Magazine's Playlist of The Week
One of Taco Bell's Feed the Beat Artists 2018References