“Every time I’d pick up a guitar, I’d get frustrated,” said Sarah Jaffe said about having writer’s block, which she said came from an awareness of writing for her audience. So instead of returning to the frustration that was her guitar, she went to a pawn shop and picked up a bass and a drum set.
Although Jaffe wasn’t familiar with the instruments, practicing and recording with them gave her a new outlook on songwriting. This new view led her to create “A Sucker for Your Marketing,” a building, intense cut that features Jaffe on bass leading her band.
The video was filmed at one of Jaffe’s concerts at The Wyly Theatre in Dallas and features her full band adding piano, violin and guitar to the mix. It comes from Jaffe’s The Way Sound Leaves a Room, a CD/DVD collection of demos, alternate and live tracks. The Way Sound Leaves a Room will be in stores this week.