Jack Savoretti's 'Dreamers' in February
The debut single of Jack Savoretti has been scheduled for release on 12th February. The press release and cover shot are below:
New single release ‘Dreamers’ – February 12th
Jack Savoretti is something special. Just 23 years old, Jack Savoretti's sinuous, husky, and emotive voice synthesises with his fluid, inventive guitar playing. It's hard to tell where one begins and the other ends. He sings and plays like a man born with a guitar in his hand.
In fact, Jack was a late developer. He didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 16. Half Italian, half English, he moved around Europe as a child, wound up at an American school in Switzerland where he picked up an accent he describes as “transatlantic mutt”. The only thing that interested him was poetry. “I was writing all the time, it was the thing to do, sit under a tree with a notebook, go somewhere else in your head. I was in the clouds.” Then Jack’s mother gave him a guitar and suggested he try putting some of his words to music. “I was surprised how much more people listen to you when you are singing than if you read a poem,” he admits. “After that, I couldn’t stop, it was constant writing, every day, it became almost a form of conversation, the way I interact with the world.”
He bummed around for a couple of years, composing “a reggae song one day, a country song the next. What I sounded like depended on what kind of mood I was in.” He rarely wrote the songs down. “If I don’t remember it, it’s obviously not worth finishing,” is his theory. He was playing, “two or three hours a day, just walking around with a guitar, finding who I was in music. I’m always looking for the moment in a song. It should be a great read, not just a three minute shot but a whole movie with an incredibly complicated twist that leaves you thinking for days.”
In one of the unlikeliest signing stories you will ever hear, Jack was getting his hair cut, just making conversation, as you do, when his hairdresser told him she also cut the hair of Anne Barrett, Natalie Imbruglia’s manager. “I didn’t really think anything about it. Then she said ‘Would you like me to give her something?’ Well, it’s not like you take your demo to the hairdresser but I said it would be nice to get some advice.” Invited to the De Angelis management offices, Jack went along with a guitar and no expectations. They signed him on the spot. Anne said, “I knew within minutes of meeting Natalie Imbruglia that she had something about her. I got the same feeling from Jack, he has charisma and soul, he is just one of the most exciting raw talents I have ever come across in this business.”
Jack Savoretti’s debut single ‘Without’ was the first release on De Angelis Records, the label set up by Anne Barrett. The track went onto the Radio 2 B list on the same day that Jack played his media showcase at the prestigious London club Ronnie Scott’s. The video, filmed over four days in Palma, was directed by Oscar-nominated director Bobby Garabedian and was played across the music channels through October.
Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker invited Jack to play a live acoustic session on his show in November and Shawn Colvin invited Jack to be the special guest on her European tour in November. Dreamer is already confirmed as a track of the week’ for BBC Radio 2