Hugo Valentine’s been on a musical roll this year despite us being in the midst of a global pandemic. The London-based singer-songwriter hasn’t let a little Covid-19 get in the way of his composition having released not one, not two but three tracks this year alone!
His previous singles ‘All I Want’; a tale about loneliness and love and ‘My Friend’, a melancholy tune about the loss of a dear friend have both received considerable praise from fans for their tear-jerking ability, complex instrumentation and emotive lyricism, all of which appear to be strongsuits of Valentine’s.
The production and songwriting in his latest single ‘Rule the World’ are no different. Once again, Hugo offers us smooth, husky vocals and intricate live instrumentation, only this time with a more hopeful tinge; a bittersweet symphony, if you will.
When asked about the meaning and inspiration behind Rule the World Hugo’s team shares that:
“Rule the world is a song about a close friend of Hugo’s who has been suffering from addiction. It’s an appeal to him to fight to regain his love of life and to find joy in positive things. It is difficult to witness the desperation and destruction that addiction causes but in writing ‘Rule The World’ Hugo seeks to sum up both pain and hope, aiming to uplift the listener and bring light to the darkness.”
Hugo Valentine, through his music, has demonstrated a knack for making painful subjects like addiction, heartbreak and loneliness palatable without watering down or diminishing the significance of these events or feelings.
Follow Hugo Valentine: