London artist and multi-instrumentalist Hugo Valentine showcases another delight today, just in time for New Music Friday. Drawing on influences from acts like Coldplay and Tom Odell, Valentine showcases a vibrant melody and driving pop hooks with All I Want.
Empowering with both its vocals and keys, this track shows off his classical music background and lands after the success of Memories which dropped at the end of 2019 and has almost 200,000 streams.
Speaking on this project, Valentine says: “This is the closest thing to a love song I’ve written to date, but rather than being about any one person in particular, this song is simply a call to and for love. The lyrics harbour a slightly deeper meaning, nodding towards the loneliness among today’s youth as a result of isolation through technology and social media.Whilst we live in an age of heightened communication and technology, this ironically pushes people further apart on a human level as they tend to rely more and more on electronic connections and engagement rather than physical and human encounters – “I’m hoping for something real to find.” This often makes it harder to find ways of connecting in person. “All I Want” is an understanding of this idea, which is manifested simply, as a very real and human desire for Love, in its truest form.”
By Holly Frith