Video Premiere: Sarah Jaffe, “Glorified High”
So we have more than a little bit of a crush on Sarah Jaffe. The Texas-based singer-songwriter inhabits the kind of lushly delicate but still throbbing and glitchy folktronica that first grabbed our attention about Ellie Goulding, plus just about the coolest Robyn-esque hairstyle we’ve ever seen. Swag? Yep, pretty much.
Sarah’s video for “Glorified High,” the gorgeous new single from her just-released albumThe Body Wins, sees the chanteuse sharing the spotlight to an impossibly cool 11-year-old dancer who has, um, moves like Jagger, and then some. “I kept coming back to the idea of a kid dancing,” Sarah told us. “So I went through this slew of videos of little kids doing the Dougie and the Jerk, and somehow came across Emily — it was this amazing video of her and her choreographer Mikey Trasoras who choreographed all of Emily’s moves for the video. We really lucked out. Her delivery for each move is so on point.”
“On point” doesn’t even begin to do it justice. We only have one question: Emily, can you teach us to dance? I’m being f’reals.
Click here to watch “Glorified High”
Sarah Jaffe’s Body Talk
Texas singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe has done a lot of growing up since her debut album, Suburban Nature, the first single from which, “Vulnerable,” she wrote while she was still in high school. Even then, Jaffe carried herself with the spirit of an old soul—but her new album, The Body Wins, shows a new shade of musical maturity for Jaffe, who created the record after returning home for the first time in two years. She has experimented more musically with the help of producer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen, St. Vincent) and with Midlake’s McKenzie Smith, moving beyond straight-ahead guitar folk and into new jazz and electronic-inflected directions. The raspy and hauntingly beautiful vocals her fans value haven’t gone anywhere—but everything surrounding them is bolder and richer than before.
We chatted with Sarah Jaffe about her admiration for Congleton, getting over a creative rut, and always finding new meanings within her songs….
Getting to Know Sarah Jaffe
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