Say all you want about Jack White and Blunderbuss, but I’ve been pretty down on this week’s new releases. However, this album from Sarah Jaffe was really surprising. When I drunkenly deleted my entire listening queue for frustration with the quality, I saw this had made its way onto the new releases section, and thought, “Ok, for kicks, let’s throw this on.”
Turned out to be a good choice. Sarah Jaffe is pretty damn good. I’d never heard of her before this, but The Body Wins is her third studio release and features expert pop production from John Congleton, who basically brings the kitchen sink to support Jaffe’s vocals.
This track is one of the more mellowed-out ones on the record, but it turned out to be my favorite — dark, haunting melodic and sublimely melancholy.