Italian guitar sensation Giacomo Turra has released his brand new single ‘The Way She Wants’ via ADA/Warner Music.

The dreamy track showcases his infectious, intricate funk guitar playing backed by an ultra-smooth R&B bassline, silky keys and a disco drum beat destined to set the dancefloor alight, all alongside the soulful guest vocals from Nic Hanson to boot.

Regarding the single Giacomo says, “I wrote this song while I was touring in California with my band in October 2023. We spent a whole week driving in a van from the coast of San Francisco through the Mojave Desert and then finally arrived in Los Angeles. I saw some of the most incredible landscapes I could imagine, and at dusk the sky turned into surreal tones of yellow, orange, and red, making the beaches, the palms and the ocean come alive in a dreamlike state.

“In my head all this imagery has always been associated with a very specific sound of R&B and smooth jazz of the early 80s. I already had the chord progression in mind, with the glassy DX7 piano sound and the wonky Juno brass synths, supported by a groovy funky bassline and a classic disco drumbeat. George Benson was a very big inspiration for the guitar on this track, to me he's the perfect example of an artist who can blend pop iconic themes with the more sophisticated vocabulary of jazz.

“For the vocals, I called one of my favourite contemporary singers, Nic Hanson, who laid down some smooth vocals supported by incredible harmonies. I was really impressed by his ability to fit inside the groove of the song and leave space to the instruments.”

Giacomo Turra originally rose to prominence digitally during the pandemic, posting cover videos to his social media channels which have achieved millions of views. This has now translated into a real tangible following and has seen him sell out shows across the US and Europe, as well as his first UK show to a capacity crowd at London’s Jazz Café earlier this year.

Giacomo has demand flooding in worldwide and he has just announced an extensive US headline tour for this summer, as well as performances at major festivals including Summerfest, Rose On The River and Ottawa Blues Fest. He has also been announced to perform European festivals this summer and has more headline dates around the world to announce soon. A full list of Giacomo’s currently announced tour dates can be found at https://giacomoturra.com/

Following the huge success of his pandemic covers, Giacomo released his first original songs ‘Get Into The Groove’ and ‘Sweet Life’ in 2022, which clocked up over 2 million streams on Spotify alone. Now ‘The Way She Wants’ is set to prove another hit with fans across the globe and it gives a taste of a wider body of work to come from Giacomo this summer.

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