A surprisingly refreshing take on the singer-songwriter formula.
Jack Savoretti. I’m very guilty of presuming this guy was the samey scruffy haired, guitar wielding pretty guy singer that dons every talent show stage in which the teeny boppers lose their minds. I am so wrong. My first interaction with this guy was at work at a TV show that shan’t be named on a British Broadcasting channel a few months back. He is the real deal. The sound check blew my socks off and he’s a gent.
‘Written In Scars’ is the English-Italian folk singers fourth album and its melodic beauty resonates throughout. I’m quite surprised with the depth of the album that it is number 4 but, age and beauty and all that…
This is a late review in some regards as the album was released at the beginning of the year but I have been listening to it quite a bit so what the hell, it’s a comeback/overnight success story that’s quite nice to hear once in a while. Savoretti threw in the towel a few years back, fed up of scrambling around trying to make a living out of what is a brutal career choice. Newly married, baby on the way, enough was enough… except Jack just couldn’t stop writing. Writing in frustration, anger, the passion for what he was so desperate for but was still out of reach. Thank God as in 2011 ‘Before the Storm’ was born and BBC Radio 2 grabbed it with both hands.
Italian-English songwriter and all-round nice guy Jack Savoretti.