ANDY THOMAS | DECEMBER 7, 2017 | 7:00AM
Sarah Jaffe is the type of artist that never quite sounds like herself. This is because the Texas-based songwriter is constantly changing and hasn't quite landed on what "herself" is. Her latest, Bad Baby, is an exploration in '80s synth pop that doesn’t sacrifice craft, language or lyrical content despite the lush arrangements and clever production.
Co-produced by Matt Pence (Centro-Matic, Jens Lekman, Here We Go Magic) and Scott Solter (Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice), Bad Baby is a far cry from the personality of Jaffe’s early albums and a mark of an impressive artist who is diverse and complicated.