Fuat Tuaç Walks The Walk & Talks The Talk With Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim

The multilingual jazz vocalist surveys the road of life with the help of Yesim Akin.

Fuat Tuaç embraces life’s journey with the help of Yesim Akin on his new single and video Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The newest release from the multilingual jazz vocalist’s most recent album Immigrant, Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim — based upon a famous traditional Turkish masterpiece penned by renowned poet Asik Veysel — embraces the profound concept of life being a long and winding road, and offers a poignant reflection on the journey we all share.

“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.”

It’s just one of many deeply personal and profoundly touching tracks on Immigrant, which delves into Tuac’s own experiences living in Toronto. The album provides an intimate glimpse into the challenges, triumphs, and lessons he has encountered throughout his journey.

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 international audiences.

“Immigration is a very hot issue in the world now,” he says. “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.”

Tuac’s own journey is a testament to his unique pedigree. Prior to his remarkable career in jazz, he was a lawyer in Istanbul, France, and the U.K. His passion for jazz eventually took precedence, leading him to pursue a full-time musical career. Relocating to Montreal in 2011 to study jazz, he honed his craft in local bars and clubs before releasing his debut album Late Bloomer in 2017.

Watch the video for Uzun Ince Bir Yoldayim above, hear more from Fuat Tuaç below and find him on his website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.