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At twenty-six, the Italian-English singer songwriter Jack Savoretti is already headlining Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and is selling out dates fast on his upcoming tour. It seems there is something about Italian artists – they have a lump in their throat, a rasp in their voice and an ear for rhythmic poetic lyrics. When you hear Savoretti’s new album, you hear a more refined Paolo Nutini with the bitter-sweet storytelling of Once and boundless soul by the bucketful. Written In Scars, his upcoming fourth album, is dripping with pain and retribution, wrapped up in foot-tapping beats and ravishing raspy tones.
Savoretti has often spoken of the influence his Italian heritage has had on his writing, and his latest release is no exception. You can hear his European background in the Spanish-style guitars of the album’s title track, and a timeless folk-esque mood littered right across the album. Past and present influences on his writing include Sam Dixon, Matt Benbrook and Steve Brooker who between them have worked with Paolo Nutini, Jake Bugg, Adele, Sia and Duffy, and this calibre of inspiration shows in the eclectic medley that is the beauty of this album.