13 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe dives deeper into the digital world on Bad Baby, a moody set of buoyant synth-pop and dreamy New Wave romanticism. Opener "Synthetic Love" connects the machine with its ever-dependent human, as drones undulate under Jaffe's breathy coos, occasionally giving in to a glitch. While her sound becomes more embedded in synths—on funky, Goldfrapp-esque grooves like "No Worries"—Jaffe's words are as vulnerable as ever: "Reveal it all to me," she purrs on the R&B-touched "This / That."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe dives deeper into the digital world on Bad Baby, a moody set of buoyant synth-pop and dreamy New Wave romanticism. Opener "Synthetic Love" connects the machine with its ever-dependent human, as drones undulate under Jaffe's breathy coos, occasionally giving in to a glitch. While her sound becomes more embedded in synths—on funky, Goldfrapp-esque grooves like "No Worries"—Jaffe's words are as vulnerable as ever: "Reveal it all to me," she purrs on the R&B-touched "This / That."

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