By Haley Weiss
Last Friday, Sarah Jaffe released her fourth full-length album, and by her account, and ours, it might just be the strongest yet. Bad Baby (Kirtland) has the lyricism the Texan has become known for since her 2010 debut—which she started writing while in high school—set to mature melodies. Jaffe seems self-assured as a songwriter and musician, occupying her electro-pop sound with frankness and ease. She credits this to treating art-making like a nine-to-five, and, quite simply, growing up. "The older you get the more honest you are, and I think the more honest you are the more able you are to grow and cut the shit in some areas, but also just work with it," she says matter-of-factly of her approach, which has taken form in the years since her 2014 release Don't Disconnect. "I just have to work with myself, every day."
Interview spoke with Jaffe during her recent visit to the Northeast. It was a rainy day in New York, and she told us she's toying with the idea of leaving Dallas—which isn't far from Red Oak, the small town where she grew up—and may land somewhere upstate with her two cattle dogs.