Lil Huddy’s “Teenage Heartbreak”: release date, tracklist, themes
After firmly establishing himself as the bona fide heir to pop-punk over the past year or so, Lil Huddy is finally ready to present his long-awaited debut album to the world, teenage grief.
The 19-year-old viral star detailed the project on his Instagram Friday after a week of teasing in which he announced his first live show and album release, and his latest single “Don’t Freak Out” with Iann Dior, Travis Barker, and Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects.
Now we know when the star’s debut project finally arrives: September 17 – and from the looks of everything so far, it’s going to be a true pop-punk comeback.
Below is everything we currently know about Lil Huddy’s debut album.
teenage grief released in september
The release date for Lil Huddy’s debut album has arrived. teenage grief, a pop-punk album track if we’ve heard one before, will arrive this fall on September 17th via Geffen Records.
âWords can’t even describe how excited I am to share this fucking masterpiece with the world,â Huddy wrote of the project on Instagram. “I have never been so proud of any of my accomplishments before and I know you will all be proud too.”
Latest single, “Don’t Freak Out”, is out now
Lil Huddy has released his fourth single “Don’t Freak Out”, and dare we say it … it’s the true Gen Z version of the classic All-American Reject hit “Gives You Hell” although Huddy trades the original’s eerie message to her own romantic reveries.
Beyond the fact that the guitar line and melody of the chorus sound straight from the 2008 track, the song also includes a screaming bridge from AAR frontman Tyson Ritter – surely in a preemptive attempt to avoid the courts – but we don’t. we are not complaining! Notably, Ritter and Nick Wheeler, guitarist and co-writer of All-American Rejects, carry the writing credits on the new track. Meanwhile, Travis Barker accompanies on the drums, and his young punk compatriot Iann Dior also skips for a sweet little verse. It’s a pop-punk night.
The track is Huddy’s last single from his debut album following previous releases “America’s Sweetheart”, “The Eulogy Of You And I” and “21st Century Vampire”, his debut single.
teenage grief will pay tribute to its pop-punk heroes
If it wasn’t already evident from the liners, strings, and features he recruited for his songs, Lil Huddy’s debut album is all about harnessing the sounds of the golden pop-punk era of the late years.
In an interview with NYLON, Huddy explained that pop-punk was the genre he grew up with and that it just felt right to embrace that sound to now translate his own emotional turmoil.
âI grew up with Avril Lavigne and My Chemical Romance and Blink,â he told NYLON. âI’ve always loved pop-punk. [It is] literally, above all, the most serotonergic kind, the most authentic kind. It is also something distressing and gives me something to talk about. Much of the genre is about love and I’m a very emotional kid. I have a lot to say, so I thought that would be the best way to get my point across – if I was doing pop-punk.
The greatest veterans of the genre have already given Huddy their blessing; Travis Barker and Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects already have credits on the project.
teenage grief delve into Lil Huddy’s past relationships
What is pop-punk without scary stories about love and breakups? Lil Huddy obviously did his homework because, he told NYLON in an interview, the album will tell “the whole story of all the relationships I’ve been through, in no particular order.”
âI wanted to write a song about all the pain I had gone through in a relationship, which was ‘Praise You and Me’,â he explained. “And then I was like, ‘Well, I wrote a song about it. Why don’t I tell the rest of the story? ‘ “
This apparently includes his relationship with fellow TikToker and ex-girlfriend Charli D’Amelio, whom he also recruited for the music video for âAmerica’s Sweetheart,â his most watched video to date.
Editor’s Note: This article was updated on August 6 with new information on Lil Huddy’s debut album.