Hugo Valentine ‘Rule The World’ Track Review

The multi-instrumentalist offers us a pensive pop ballad.

‘Rule the World’ is Hugo Valentine’s newest song, it follows on from a steady run of musical releases. Despite us being in the midst of a global pandemic, Hugo’s creative juices have been flowing as free as ever, already having dropped three songs this year alone. If his current work rate is anything to go by, Hugo’s budding music career will soon be in full bloom.

His latest offering is an upbeat yet simultaneously sombre pop song that incorporates beautiful live instrumentation and heartfelt lyricism, delivered by Hugo’s distinctive husky voice.

Explaining the message 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.”

“…Often one finds a lot of comfort in reminiscing about happy times from the past, and this is an idea that the song explores. The notion of ‘together we can rule the world’ aims to fill the sufferer with the hope that he doesn’t have to do this alone, that others are there for him and that he can make it through this difficult part of his life with the help of those who love him. ‘Rule The World’ brings to light the isolation that often comes with addiction and seeks to remind people who suffer in this way that they are not alone.” 

His previous singles ‘All I Want’ and ‘My Friend’ have been equally emotive career-defining moments for Hugo having gained him a strong fanbase and over 200,000 streams. Now, ‘Rule the World’ will likely follow in the same direction now that Hugo has fully come into his stride. By combining complex instrumentation, heartfelt and honest lyrics and his distinctive gravelly voice, Hugo Valentine has constructed his own unique recipe to pop perfection.

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