Ever since the release of her 2010 debut, Suburban Nature
, 26-year-old Texan Sarah Jaffe has been synonymous with a certain kind of female-fronted acoustic alt-folk—she’s often compared to Jessica Lea Mayfield
and Sharon Van Etten
, two singer-songwriters known for mixing wistful melodies with just a hint of raw, grungelike snark. That was until “Glorified High,”
the drum machine–laden first single from Jaffe’s sophomore album The Body Wins
, which will be released April 24 and takes her music in a completely new direction.
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