15 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2009, Jack Savoretti considered walking away from his blossoming music career. His frustrations included hearing an industry executive suggest he change his surname to something less Italian. A decade on, the Oxford-based singer-songwriter’s boldest album to date is the result of doing precisely the opposite and digging into his Italian roots. He took his band to Ennio Morricone’s studios in Rome, suggested they wear suits, and set a target of creating songs that could soundtrack a Fellini film. The resulting album is decked out with strings, drama, flashes of folk and disco, and the overriding sense that it would be best heard in a vintage sports car sweeping its way down a mountainside. What ties these sophisticated and graceful pop songs to the rest of Savoretti’s more stripped-back catalog is his arresting voice—a bruised and serrated transmitter of desire (“Candlelight”), heartache (“What More Can I Do?”), and, on “Touchy Situation,” lyrics donated by Bob Dylan.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2009, Jack Savoretti considered walking away from his blossoming music career. His frustrations included hearing an industry executive suggest he change his surname to something less Italian. A decade on, the Oxford-based singer-songwriter’s boldest album to date is the result of doing precisely the opposite and digging into his Italian roots. He took his band to Ennio Morricone’s studios in Rome, suggested they wear suits, and set a target of creating songs that could soundtrack a Fellini film. The resulting album is decked out with strings, drama, flashes of folk and disco, and the overriding sense that it would be best heard in a vintage sports car sweeping its way down a mountainside. What ties these sophisticated and graceful pop songs to the rest of Savoretti’s more stripped-back catalog is his arresting voice—a bruised and serrated transmitter of desire (“Candlelight”), heartache (“What More Can I Do?”), and, on “Touchy Situation,” lyrics donated by Bob Dylan.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Swayzedr ,

Betty

Symphonic, soulful and mesmerizing

Jeffrey1155 ,

He is absolutely incredible

This is the first album I’ve listened to by him. Actually until a few days ago i has never even heard of him. Spotify recommended this album to listen to and I’m so happy they did! He has so much soul and passion when he sings. Love his rasp and emotion he brings to every song. I was completely captivated from the first word he sang til the end of the album. I highly recommend this album. He is absolutely incredible!

vitonj ,

Real music

It won't be a hit in this day and age, but that's because it's actual music. Nice job, Jack.

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