Hugo Valentine, the London based singer, songwriter and musician has been developing his sound since a young age. Having already released three singles in 2020, the classically trained artist adds another to his collection with the beautifully reflective “Change.”
Exploring deep waves of instrumentation and an emotive vocal that revisits his feelings on being an adult, the track was initially started years ago and he has just revisited it for a fresh release.
With next year seeing Hugo deliver a debut EP, he describes “Change”:
“In a rare situation for me, they [the lyrics] came pretty much immediately, with coherent meaning. I think the message for me was clear from the outset – grow up, change, be who you want to be, but don’t forget who you really are. It sounds corny but has been such an important thread in my life, something so pertinent. I went to the studio later that day to lay down the demo. Beyond the core message of the song, it’s also a song about realising that things are not as they seemed when you were a child. It’s a moment to reflect on those childhood memories and view them from your adult self’s perspective. Most children are very impressionable, as I certainly was, but there comes with that a sort of bliss of life, a lack of knowledge and understanding of the difficulties and complexities of life – ‘Do you remember the strange days, when we were young and free’ – this feels bittersweet when you reflect on it as an adult.”
Take a listen to this one below.