by Danielle Holian
Jack Savoretti has announced a show at the Academy for March 22nd, 2017.
The British songwriter’s album Sleep No More entered the iTunes UK Singer/Songwriter charts at #1, and #2 on the overall iTunes UK chart, and in the US he opened at #3 on the Singer/Songwriter chart.
Savoretti’s last album Written In Scars, sold 100,000 copies. He realised the people around him didn’t have the same vision as he did with his music career. He felt he lost all control over his creativity. The album title shows his struggles and frustration. He was made a star after a sold-out worldwide tour and a top ten album.
“We’d been touring and everybody around me was like, ‘Let’s get another one, this is working – Do you have anything to say? I kind of panicked. I thought, ‘I’m not sure. I’ve been too busy touring and working to think about it.’ You have this illusion that as a musician on tour you’ll be writing on the tourbus, writing in your hotel room… fuck that. The last thing you want to do is write because you don’t have time. I used to get really disappointed because I was coming back with nothing so I decided, ‘I’m not going to even think about writing. Just lock it up, bottle it all up.’ So when I got back I was literally knocking on the doors of all my friends’ studios going, ‘Somebody let me in!!!’,” recalls Savoretti.
The songwriter set himself a goal to write, record and complete each song within one day, “I wanted to capture how you sing a song for the first time. It’s really hard to replicate, you can never beat that performance. It might not be pitch perfect but there will be something in it the connects.”