Every week at PopCrush, we’re putting the spotlight on one up-and-coming act you need to know about. Why? So you can get on board early before everyone else and their mother jumps on the bandwagon…and so you can be that one friend in the group who’s always like, “Um, actually, I prefer their earlier work.”

Hudson Thames is trouble. Don't believe us? Just ask Uber.

The multi-talented, LA-based singing-songwriting-acting Republic Records signee just happens to have a, um, certain reputation with the car service after showing up to hitch a ride one too many times in his boxers...and/or fishnet stockings. A little bit of a party boy? Perhaps, yes.

That said, he's using his social skills to produce some killer tunes, including a duet than none other than self-love advocate Hailee Steinfeld. In the middle of promoting her storming debut "Love Myself," the actress-turned-singer's hopped on Hudson's fun, funky back-and-forth, "How I Want Ya."

With a Mississippi-bred, blues playing father, Hudson's got some soul in his blood — with a Cali twist. “The Southern blues foundation is a big part of what I do, but I grew up an L.A. skate punk,” he says. “I try to bring those two things together. I like to think of my music as surf and soul.”

Check out his song with Hailee, "How I Want Ya," below — and make sure to tune in to PopCrush Nights to hear it playing around 9 PM.

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