Jack Savoretti returns with a wonderful new album that arrives complete with its own genre, Europiana. Put on your dancing shoes for the funky first single, the disco fuelled ‘Who’s Hurting Who’, featuring Nile Rodgers.
“Nile brings groove, glamour and chic that is everything that Europiana is,” Jack Savoretti says. “Europiana wouldn’t exist without Nile Rodgers!”
To celebrate, Jack has announced a 12 date UK tour next spring including a date at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on March 25th.
Jack Savoretti Discusses Europiana
‘Europiana’ is the follow-up to Jack’s breakthrough 2019 album ‘Singing to Strangers’, his third consecutive gold seller and first UK number one. While that album was recorded in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s studio, this new disc was conceived in between lockdowns at Jack’s Oxfordshire home.
“Europiana isn’t a sound. It’s references and inspirations and the emotions they evoke,” Jack says. “It’s the music of my childhood summers, remade for today.”
Once again, Cam Blackwood (who has worked alongside George Ezra, London Grammar and Florence & The Machine), has produced the album, recorded late last year at Abbey Road with Jack’s longtime touring band. John Oates plays guitar and sang backing vocals, from Nashville, on ‘When You’re Lonely’.
Jack Savoretti Makes Europiana A Family Affair
Much of the 11-track album concerns itself with family, friendship and the precarious nature of love so it’s not surprising that Jack’s wife and children sing on a few tracks.
“’Singing to Strangers’ was my first album that wasn’t all about me, which I loved,” Jack says. “’Europiana’ pushes that further. There are more characters and bigger concepts. I’m looking out at the world, not inwards.”
“For weeks we literally lived Europiana,” Jack enthuses. “The band would arrive and I’d make a big lunch, eaten outside with loads of rose. Then we’d go inside to write in what is usually my living room but it became a studio. The sun and fun seeped into the songs.”
Jack Savoretti UK Tour Dates (2022)
- Thurs 24th PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
- Fri 25th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
- Sun 27th CHELTENHAM, The Centaur
- Mon 28th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
- Thurs 31st NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall
- Sat 2nd SHEFFIELD, City Hall
- Sun 3rd NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
- Tues 5th EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
- Weds 6th GLASGOW, O2 Academy
- Fri 8th HULL, Bonus Arena
- Sun 10th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
- Wed 13th LONDON, Eventim Apollo
- For further details visit www.jacksavoretti.com