Whether as the vocalist for Alabama Shakes, Bermuda Triangle, or Thunderbitch, Brittany Howard's voice is a stand-out. Rather than follow-up Alabama Shakes' last LP — 2015's Sound & Color — Howard decided to release a debut solo album, a chance to tell more of her personal story. In a press release, she shared:
“I turned 30 and I was like, ‘What do I want the rest of my life to look like?'” Do I want to play the same songs until I’m 50 and then retire, or do I do something that’s scarier for me? Do I want people to understand me and know me, do I want to tell them my story? I’m very private, but my favorite work is when people are being honest and really doing themselves.”
Her first full-length is titled Jaime, a tribute to her sister who passed away from cancer when they were just teenagers.
“She was a musician, too. I did this so her name would no longer bring me memories of sadness and as a way to thank her for passing on to me everything she loved: music, art, creativity.”
Jaime will be out September 20th via ATO Records. Howard heads out on tour later this summer.
01. History Repeats
02. He Loves Me
04. Stay High
06. Short and Sweet
07. 13th Century Metal
09. Goat Head
11. Run to Me
Brittany Howard 2019 Tour Dates:
08/17 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
08/18 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
08/19 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
08/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
08/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
09/20 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
09/22 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
09/24 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
09/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
10/12 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Afropunk Festival
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