We all know the British music scene is trendy. Recently, I discovered a gem in the UK called Mars Valencia.
Last Night in Lisboa is a really catchy and unique track with a highly well-produced beat. The delivery of the verses and chorus is upbeat, with a diverse range of styles that made me pay attention to every moment of the song.
Mars Valencia is a solo artist from the UK who has been making waves in Europe and the independent US hip-hop scene. His latest single comes from a project that includes not only the song but also an international music video recorded in Lisbon, Portugal.
Here is my take on Last Night in Lisboa: The beat is pretty hard to ignore. It’s super simplistic but powerful and compliments Mars’ voice really well.
It isn’t a typical hip-hop sound either, it’s more like alternative hip-hop fusion to pop, which adds to its appeal.
There are great elements of R&B music throughout the song which also make it a breath of fresh air. You can listen to our full playlist which contains the artist’s music, and know more about the artist by scrolling down the page.
“Last Night in Lisboa” marks the beginning of the Mars Valencia series of time stamps. As a result, the whole series is designed to reflect Mars’ current life situation and the accomplishments he has been able to achieve so far.
Lisbon (Lisboa, as it is affectionately called by the locals) is the city in which the song was written, produced, and recorded. As part of the release of the song, there was also a music video that detailed the events that took place at the time of the release.
Last Night in Lisboa by Mars Valencia is the perfect song to listen to if you’re looking for a banger. The UK rap scene has been doing great things lately, and this track is the latest example of that.
The song is a perfect blend of commercial pop and hip-hop, with just enough emo rap thrown in to keep it edgy and catchy. We can tell you, it’s super catchy, super positive, and just generally well-produced.
His voice is deep and smooth but also has just enough grit to give the song some edge. The lyrics are catchy and clever—you’ll find yourself singing along by the end of the first listen. If you’re listening to this song while driving or doing housework, then I don’t know what to tell you—you might be feeling in love with this song already!
In my opinion, the fact that the song starts off with a slow, almost melancholy melody before building into an ignitable chorus, worked very well as this arrangement showcases Valencia’s rapping ability. The instrumental is strong throughout, but it’s the little details—like the way it drops out completely at one point—that really make this track stand out from others in the genre. It’s a bit rebellious but sensual at the same time.
This track is perfect for anyone who loves commercial pop music with hip-hop undertones, but if you’re looking for something a little different than what’s on the radio right now, then definitely check out Valencia’s other singles as well! Visit his website, and follow him on social networks and on Spotify.