Jack Savoretti: Written In Scars

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Mr Savoretti is, we guess, going to be the cool sound of 2015 (if he’s not already). This is a really classy album, packed with style and beautifully arranged. If you want to be critical — which is supposed to be our job after all — he reminded us of Paolo Nutini, who similarly sells himself on his voice, and there is more voice and less tunes. But Paolo does ok on that.

Jack has a great voice. Obviously he’s a young dude and while we wouldn’t say he has the pipes of the wizened old man, it’s certainly a voice that sounds like he’s lived a little, drunk some whisky and smoked a few Woodbines.

In fact, as well as Paulo Nutini he also reminded us of Gordon Haskell, who had a hit with Harry’s Bar a few years back. Haskell was more lounge music to Jack’s wine bar, but both sound world weary and optimistic, and have smooth voices.

There are no real standout tracks because it’s all the same quality; while it won’t make you jump in the air pumping your firsts as per Echosmith (above) it’s a very nice listen at any time of the day.

If you like hipsters singing proper tunes with nice voices, this is for you. Despite questioning of its lack of originality, we guess we’ll be playing this for the rest of the year.

About jerobear

Weekly newspaper editor in Cheshire, England. I blog my editorials and the CDs I write about. I play drums, drink coffee, play music, meditate. I hate filling in forms.

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