Jack Savoretti Is Singing To Strangers
Album Storms to the Top of the UK Charts
Appears at Larmer Tree Festival this Summer
Additional Dates added to Winter Tour
Jack Savoretti returns with his stunning new album, ‘Singing to Strangers’, and his first UK Number 1, out now on BMG Records. Jack’s sixth LP is his first to top the charts, shifting just over 32,000 sales in the first week, his highest opening sales yet. Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra), the BBC Radio 2 album of the week follows Jack’s last two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016) which both peaked inside the Top 10.
Celebrating the news of his UK Number 1 Jack told the Official Charts Company, “This is my sixth album, and the thing I am proud of the most is having surrounded myself with people that have helped me make the album I’ve always wanted to make. The success of this album belongs to every single person that has worked on it.”
Jack will play a string of UK festivals this summer as well as a 13 date tour this November. Tickets for additional dates on sale Friday 7th June. For more info visit https://jacksavoretti.com/:
Sat 15th TETBURY, Westonbirt Arboretum
Sun 30th EDWINSTOWE, Sherwood Pines
Sun 7th RUGELEY, Cannock Chase Forest
Fri 12th TYNEMOUTH, Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Sun 21st SALISBURY, Larmer Tree Festival
Sat 27th BOLESWORTH, Car Fest North
Sat 24th LAVERSTOKE PARK FARM, Car Fest South
Sun 25th KINGHAM, The Big Festival
Mon 28th SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Cliffs Pavilions
Fri 1st PLYMOUTH, Pavillion
Wed 6th BRIGHTON, The Dome
Thurs 7th CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sat 9th CARDIFF, The Great Hall SOLD OUT
Sun 10th ABERYSTWYTH, Arts Centre SOLD OUT
Thu 14th PERTH, Perth Concert Hall
Fri 15th EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Sat 16th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
Mon 18th ABERDEEN, Music Hall
Tues 19th MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall
Thurs 21st NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall
Fri 22nd HULL, Bonus Arena
Recorded in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s studio last long, hot summer, the 12 track album features Jack’s acclaimed live band: guitarists Pedro Vito and Sam Lewis; bassist Sam Davies, drummer Jesper Lind and musical director Nikolai Torp on keys.
“Lucikly Morricone’s studio is in the basement of this huge church so it was cooler,” Jack says. “And the atmosphere down there was essential and that was captured on ‘Candlelight’, which became the calling card of the album and will be the first single.”
As for the title track Jack explains it’s origin: “That’s my job: I sing to strangers. That’s what I’ve spent most of my life doing. Singing to friends and family and fans; they’re already onside, so you can, to some extent sing anything. Strangers need convincing, touching, connection.”
Two co-writes on the album are amongst the highlights. ‘Touchy Situation’ was co-written with Bob Dylan. Yes you read that right, Bob Dylan! A contact of Jack’s American manager had some old Dylan lyrics and he was fine with Jack writing music to them.
It may have been because he’d heard Jack’s cover of the Dylan rarity ‘Nobody ‘Cept You’ on ‘Written In Scars’ – a song Jack found in Jackson Browne’s studio.
The other collaboration was the Kylie Minogue cowrite ‘Music’s Too Sad Without You’ which appears as a live version recorded in Venice on
‘Singing To Strangers’.