With 2014's Don't Disconnect, Sarah Jaffe took an artistic left turn, shifting her sound from melancholy singer-songwriter fare to fizzier, more mysterious electro-pop. With its catchy, fascinating songs about the parallels between humanity and machinery, Don't Disconnect captures the sound of a performer sliding cleanly into her best artistic identity.
On July 7, the Texan will return with Bad Baby, whose title track suggests that Don't Disconnect was no mere detour: The song chugs and pulsates to maximally infectious effect, enhanced by a swirl of synths and smooth guitar lines. In recent years, Jaffe has dabbled in hip-hop and film scoring, and her sonic palette has never seemed broader.
Sarah Jaffe Announces New Full-Length Studio Release Bad Baby with NPRPremiere of Title Track Music Video – Album out July 7th via Kirtland Records
New York, NY – April 18, 2017 – Texas native Sarah Jaffe is excited to be releasing her fourth full-length studio album – Bad Baby – on July 7th, 2017 via Kirtland Records. With the help ofNPR, Jaffe dropped the news today via an exclusive premiere of the music video for the title track – click HERE or cover art above to watch the clip that features the work of photographer Lindsey Byrnes and artist John Lisle. The video is much like the album, a collaborative effort between talented and passionate new and old friends. “I’m so pleased with this record and I’m especially proud that it was a communal effort,” said Jaffe.
For Bad Baby, Jaffe fleshed the songs out with the help of several trusted musicians that have become part of her inner circle. She entered the studio at the end of last year to record these songs with Matt Pence who co-produced the album alongside Jaffe and Scott Solter (Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice). Jaffe’s vision went beyond just the music and once the album was recorded, she reached out to Brooklyn based illustrator John Lisle to help with the art. Once they had hashed out the concept, the two met up in NYC where they were joined by the incredible Lindsey Byrnes, who provided the images that would become the foundation for the album artwork. From your first listen, the songs on Bad Baby instantly come alive and the new album sees Jaffe further exploring layered arrangements and continuing her evolution as a songwriter and musician.
Jaffe started her career when she was just 22 years old and the Texas native has had a creatively rich run as both a songwriter and a recording artist. She’s released three critically acclaimed studio albums, she contributed her eerily haunting vocal to the Disney/Pixar short The Blue Umbrella scored by Jon Brion and she started a side project called The Dividends with Grammy award winning producer S1 which led to her co-writing and singing on a Grammy award winning track for Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album and the release of the Far From Away Vol. 1 EP.
As a recording artist in her own right, Jaffe has earned accolades from the likes of NPR, New York Times, Vogue, SPIN, USA Today, ELLE, Noisey, Nylon, Billboard, Marie Claireand more, graced the cover of the Dallas Observertwice and made her Late Night TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In addition, she’s toured the US extensively both on her own and supporting artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Polyphonic Spree, Astronautalis, Norah Jones, and Patty Griffin. This past fall she completed her second solo tour of Europe and she’s performed at a number of major music festivals including Made In America and SummerFest.
Look for Bad Baby on July 7th via Kirtland Records.
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