Toronto’s Multilingual Jazz Virtuoso Fuat Tuac Enchants with New Single ‘Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim’ from Acclaimed Album Immigrant
Toronto-based, multilingual jazz vocalist, Fuat Tuac, has unveiled his new single “Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim,” the latest addition to his recently released and highly praised album “Immigrant” – available now!
Tuac’s “Immigrant” has been making waves on the Roots Music Report’s Canadian Chart for the 13th consecutive week, garnering praise from fans and critics alike. A true testament to his artistic prowess, the album showcases his multi-dimensional talents as he navigates between three different languages – English, French, and his native, Turkish – displaying diverse jazz styles that resonate with audiences across the globe.
“Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim,” the most famous traditional Turkish masterpiece originally penned by renowned 20th-century poet Asik Veysel, embraces the profound concept of life being a long and winding road, offering a poignant reflection on the journey we all embark on.
“The song is about life which is a long and winding road, and the poet says he walks the path day and night”, says Tuac. “He uses the metaphor of a hotel with two doors for life, from one door you enter (birth) and from the other one you exit (death), and you are only a guest in this life. I sing it with the renowned Istanbul singer, Yesim Akin, and we recorded the vocals in Istanbul.”
Deeply personal and profoundly touching, “Immigrant” delves into Tuac’s own experiences as an immigrant living in Toronto. The album provides an intimate glimpse into the challenges, triumphs, and lessons he has encountered throughout his journey.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the album, Tuac expressed, “Immigration is a very hot issue in the world now. People move around the world for one reason or another, even COVID could not stop them. And I wanted to share my story in Canada as an immigrant. I wanted to talk about my journey in Canada, the people I’ve met along the way, my experience inside and outside the jazz world, what I anticipated from Canada and what I’ve found, how people see me and how I see them. I wanted to talk about all of this and inspire people.”
Fuat Tuac’s musical journey is a testament to his unique pedigree. Prior to his remarkable career in jazz, he worked as a lawyer, practicing law in Istanbul, France, and the UK. However, his passion for jazz eventually took precedence, leading him to pursue a full-time musical career. Relocating to Montreal in 2011 to study jazz at Concordia University, he honed his craft in local bars and clubs before releasing his first critically acclaimed album, “Late Bloomer,” in 2017.