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Sarah Jaffe Contributes Music to 'Never Goin' Back'

Sarah Jaffe is excited to announce her participation in this year's Sundance Film Festival, the Texas-born singer-songwriter wrote and contributed original music to the independent film Never Goin' Back. The feature-length film will be part of the Sundance Film Festival's Midnight programing, with four sold-out showings in Park City and SLC between January 22nd and 27th. Jaffe will also have the honor of presenting an award at this year's She Rocks Awards at NAMM, which will take place on Friday, January 26th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. In April she will be teaming up with NYC-based visual artist JEN RAY for a special performance piece to preview 2018's SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in Dallas, TX.

Never Goin' Back is director Augustine Frizzell's debut feature-length film, and stars actresses Maia Mitchell and Cami Morrone as two best friends who dropped out of high school, working dead-end jobs at a diner, and saving up for their dream vacation in Galveston, TX. The film takes the teenagers through a series of unfortunate events and poor choices that threaten their chances at ever getting out of town. Gaining a lot of buzz ahead of its Sundance premiere on January 22nd, Variety describes Never Goin' Back as a "high-energy romp" that "plays like a cross between Spring Breakers and Tangerine," and Interview Magazine highlighted the film as one of their 10 Must See Movies at Sundance. Jaffe's contribution to the score follows closely on the heels of her 2017 album Bad Baby, which drew critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Interview, ELLE, Blackbook, Paste, KXT and had including it in their Top 15 albums of July 2017 alongside Waxabatcbee, Toro Y Moi and Mura Masa.

On January 26th the Women's International Music Network will be holding its sixth annual She Rocks Awards at NAMM. The event pays tribute to trailblazers across the entire music industry in various professions and is co-hosted by WIMN founder Laura B. Whitmore and KROQ/Sirius XM DJ Kat Corbett. This year's recipients include Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson of the B-52s, and Exene Cervenka - who join past recipients and fellow female industry leaders such as Colbie Caillat, Ronnie Spector, Sheila E. The Bangles, and Shirley Manson. Jaffe will be presenting the Vanguard Award to the B-52s' Wilson (whom she toured with this past December) and Pierson.

In addition, on April 11th Jaffe will participate in a special performance piece that has her collaborating with New York City artist JEN RAY. For the world premiere of "Eyes as Bright as Diamonds," Ray will bring together Jaffe's voice and various squads of women to explore the dark glamour of American life, uniting this diverse group to create a sense of pageantry, celebration and tension. The free event will take place at 5:45 PM in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center lobby in Dallas, TX, and is a prelude to this year's SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, which is presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Dallas Art Fair.

Sarah Jaffe is thrilled to be a part of this year's Sundance Film Festival, She Rocks Awards and SOLUNA festival events. Her new studio full-length album Bad Baby is out now via Kirtland Records, and is available for purchase and streaming via all DSPS. See below for more information on the Sundance premiere of Never Goin' Back, and as always, stay turned to for all up-to-date information.

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