JACK SAVORETTI - "EUROPIANA" 2021

 JACK SAVORETTI


 "EUROPIANA"

2021


I REMEMBER US - Jack's seventh studio album opens with this unusual merging of Europop and an orchestral Rock ballad.  Containing childlike harmonised voices and Jack's emotional throaty vocals.  A really nice song.  Anthemic and 80s-like.

SECRET LIFE - Another genre explored here, Jack gives us some midtempo Dance music with a throbbing, steady drumbeat similar to late 80s, early 90s clube hits. 

WHO'S HURTING WHO (featuring Nile Rodgers) - Co-wriiten with Mark Ralph and the Chic legend Nile Rodgers.  A catchy, memorable chorus intertwines a great retro 70s funky Disco feel.  Great track.

 

WHEN YOU'RE LONELY (featuring John Oates) - This track includes another star of the 80s, one half of Hall & Oates!.  The song has a slight Latin feel and is a laid back slow Pop ballad.  It reminds me of Wet Wet Wet in their heyday. 

MORE THAN EVER - A slow, piano led ballad that Jack lifts to new heights with some impassioned, emotional vocals.  A gem.

TOO MUCH HISTORY - Kool and the Gang srping to mind with this song, another retro slice of 70s, early 80s Disco Funk.  

DANCING IN THE LIVING ROOM - Anothet brilliant Disco track that oozes 70s Funk and Dance.  Simplistic, catchy and gets your feet tapping!

EACH AND EVERY MOMENT - Jack has obviously been honing in on 70s and 80s grooves for this album.  This one is a straight up 80s Pop/Motown/Soul track reminding me of Lionel Richie in his mid 80s solo success.

THE WAY YOU SAID GOODBYE - This is another shift in styles, as it is almost like a mini musical.  Backed up with piano and violin parts, the vocals are powerful and packed with emotion.  

 

CALLING ME BACK TO YOU (featuring Gizmo Varillas) - Co-written with Spanish singer songwriter Gizmo Varillas who joins him on vocals.  This is an uplifting, slightly upbeat Pop Rock track.

WAR OF WORDS - I am sure other reviewers will hear the same here, it does remind the listener of Elton John in his peak 80s career.  A delightful Pop ballad that finishes a fine album on a high note.

 

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