Jessica Lea Mayfield
Make My Head Sing... - ATO
FILTER Grade: 81%
By Kyle Lemmon on April 17, 2014
Jessica Lea Mayfield’s third studio album follows 2011’s Tell Me, which—like several of her earlier efforts—was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Instead of building off the country-rock grandeur of previous outings, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter goes Auerbach-less and takes a fearless detour into electronic pop and ’90s alternative rock. While the lovelorn energy of Mayfield’s country ballads are often obfuscated by guitar fuzz, the new crunch fits her nicely.