Jack Savoretti announces new album 'Singing to Strangers' featuring co-writes with Bob Dylan and Kylie Minogue

The English-Italian singer returns with his sixth studio album, due out March 22, 2019, via BMG, plus a UK tour in May

Jack Savoretti announces new album 'Singing to Strangers' featuring co-writes with Bob Dylan and Kylie Minogue

Jack Savoretti is set the release his sixth studio album, 'Singing To Strangers', in 2019. The album is set for a March 22 release via BMG Records. Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra), the album follows Savoretti's last two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016).

Recorded in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s across the summer of 2018, the 12-track album features Savoretti's acclaimed live band; guitarists Pedro Vito and Sam Lewis; bassist Sam Davies, drummer Jesper Lind and musical director Nikolai Torp on keys. “Luckily Morricone’s studio is in the basement of this huge church so it was cooler,” the English-Italian singer-songwriter said. “And the atmosphere down there was essential and that was captured on ‘Candlelight’, which became the calling card of the album and will be the first single.”



 

As for the title track, Savoretti explains its origin: “That’s my job: I sing to strangers. That’s what I’ve spent most of my life doing. Singing to friends and family and fans; they’re already onside, so you can, to some extent, sing anything. Strangers need convincing, touching, connection.”

Two co-writes on the album are amongst the highlights. ‘Touchy Situation’ shares writing credits with the legendary Bob Dylan. As the story goes, a contact of Savoretti’s American manager had some old Dylan lyrics and he was fine with Savoretti writing music to them. It may have been because he’d heard Savoretti's cover of the Dylan rarity "Nobody ‘Cept You" on ‘Written In Scars’ – a song Savoretti found in Jackson Browne’s studio.

The other collaboration was the Kylie Minogue co-write ‘Music’s Too Sad Without You’ which appears as a live version recorded in Venice on ‘Singing To Strangers’ and is available starting November 23 with album pre-orders. Savoretti recently appeared alongside Minogue on the Jonathan Ross show (watch below) and they are also set to perform the duet on the Michael McIntyre show November 24.

Savoretti will embark on a European tour starting May 2019 in support of the forthcoming album. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 23, coinciding with the pre-order date. See the schedule of dates below, followed by the artwork and the tracklisting for the new album:

05/23 @ O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
05/25 @ The Limelight, Belfast, UK
05/26 @ Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
05/29 @ O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
05/31 @ The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK
06/15 @ Westonbirt Arboretum, NR Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK

Album art for Jac Savoretti's 'Singing To Strangers'
Album art for Jac Savoretti's 'Singing To Strangers'

Standard CD and Vinyl Tracklisting:
1. Candlelight
2. Love Is On The Line
3. Dying For Your Love
4. Better Off Without Me
5. What More Can I Do
6. Singing To Strangers (Interlude)
7. Youth And Love
8. Touchy Situation
9. Greatest Mistake
10. Things I Thought I’d Never Do
11. Going Home
Bonus Track (CD Only):
12. Music’s Too Sad Without You (Live In Venice)

Deluxe CD, Vinyl and Digital Album Tracklisting:
1. Candlelight
2. Love Is On The Line
3. Dying For Your Love
4. Better Off Without Me
5. What More Can I Do
6. Singing To Strangers (Interlude)
7. Youth And Love
8. Touchy Situation
9. Greatest Mistake
10. Things I Thought I’d Never Do
11. Going Home
Bonus Tracks:
12. Symmetry
13. Beginning Of Us
14. Music’s Too Sad Without You (Live In Venice)
15. Vedrai Vedrai/ Oblivion (Live In Venice)