It has been nearly three years since North Texan Sarah Jaffe captivated music lovers with her excellent album, Don't Disconnect, in 2014. The singer and multi-instrumentalist returns this summer with a follow up, entitled Bad Baby, which she previewed this week on NPR's All Songs Considered.
The title track showcases Jaffe's affinity for synth-driven melodies that, combined with her seemingly effortless vocals, breathe sunshine and ease into this breezy pop song -- even if that's not the feeling its message carries.
"Although the song's subject matter mirrored some personal dilemma, it was also written at the beginnings of a political joke that went too far," Jaffe told NPR.
For the video, Jaffe teamed up with photographer Lindsey Brynes and artist John Lisle, who pieced the pictures of the artist and other shapes together in a visual scrapbook.
Bad Baby, Jaffe's fourth full-length, is due out July 7 on Kirkland Records. Keep your ears busy listening to her work with producer S1 and their project The Dividends.