Having had a rocky history over the last decade with the music industry, Jack Savoretti is back and better than ever with his fifth studio album; Sleep No More.

Unlike some artists Savoretti has maintained his high calibre of eloquent lyrics and silky melodies creating an exquisite fifth album. It’s packed with love songs, backed with a bolder and warmer sound compared to his previous works. He also plays homage to his Italian roots using finger style guitar techniques with an Italian flavour woven into his melodies.

With his naturally gravelly voice that so many singers die for, Jack Savoretti delivers a record that demonstrates his constant growth and development as an artist. Throughout the album he has managed to keep his folk roots but added a soft-rock beat which is most evident in Troubled Souls, creating a more commercial sound.

When We Were Lovers sets the tone with a rockier feel compared to his other songs. This track takes no time for it to find itself on repeat. With it’s catchy hooks and strong beat you can’t help but begin to sing along. It’s a real song for a live show too, having been drawn in to Savoretti’s set at Boardmasters I was instantly captivated as he played this song this summer.

This album couldn’t be released at a better time with his brooding and bittersweet love songs, it’s a perfect listen for the autumnal weather and closing in nights. With songs like Any Other Way which has an essence of Country Savoretti has catered for his fans, past and present, as he shows he can move away from some of his earlier folk songs.

Grab a copy here.

Review by Sacha Patston

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