Hailing from a family of creatives in Los Angeles, Hudson Thames is the product of of a honkey-tonk piano player father, Golden Age Hollywood Matriarchs and a crew of skate rats from The Valley. He brings back the art of musical storytelling with his unique style of piano driven soul and pop polish as executed on his latest offering Chess.
A prolific songwriter, Hudson’s original music features collaborations from Jamie Cullum, Ross Golan and Wes Period to name a few. He has seen international success and radio support with releases such as How I Want Ya ft Hailee Steinfeld and more recently Only (the first taster off of his forthcoming project), Hudson Thames has featured in publications such as Teen Vogue and The Fader as well as scoring a major sync deal with American Idol.
Describing music as his therapy, Hudson grew up listening to the likes of Bill Withers, John Mayer and Elton John, he is currently seen portraying the role of Elton on BET’s American Soul. Hudson is currently in the studio with Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus) crafting his debut album.
Chess is produced by Hudson, Carneyval and Nicholas Poulios, it features a soft, melodious and warm production with Hudson Thames appealing vocals projecting throughout, with slick control and a husky tonal notes, it’s delightfully soul touching.
Speaking on Chess, Hudson says “Chess taps into the internal struggle of loneliness and heartbreak. It is a product of solitude and reflection during a scary time in the world. As my aunt, Carrie Fisher used to say, “Take your Broken Heart and Turn it into Art”