SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER
For 28-year-old singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe, 2014’s Don’t Disconnect is both a mission statement and a call to arms — an album about getting to know yourself in a hyperconnected world that makes it nearly impossible to do just that. The highly anticipated follow-up to The Body Wins continues to showcase Jaffe’s range; released August 19th, 2014 on Kirtland, it was produced by Midlake’s McKenzie Smith, whose “amazing partnership,” Jaffe enthuses, was “like two friends in the studio” — a warmness that bleeds through to the record, despite the technological connotations of its title. If The Body Wins emphasized the triumph of the corporeal — in metaphors and direct references to “the body” — then Don’t Disconnect is about the humanity and vulnerability that lies within. Ultimately, the desire to stay connected in the right way — with yourself, and with the people who matter — is what drives the album.
Returning to London for the first time since 2010, Sarah Jaffe plays The Lexington this November.
Tickets £8.00 +bf adv. available from http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/sarahjaffethelexington
96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB