Brittany Howard announces debut solo album, Jaime, shares “History Repeats”: Stream

The Alabama Shakes singer will also tour North America this fall

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Brittany Howard, photo by Danny Clinch

    Alabama Shakes singer/guitarist Brittany Howard is taking centerstage with her debut solo album. Titled Jaime, it’s due to hit shelves September 20th through ATO Records.

    The 11-track effort materialized after Howard took a cross-country road trip from her Nashville to a small house in rustic Topanga, California. Jaime takes its name from Howard’s sister, who taught her how to play the piano and write poetry before passing away from cancer. “The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being,” Howard noted in a statement.

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    Howard, who also plays in the bands Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, said she decided to finally launch a solo career because she wanted to tell her own story, in her own words,

    “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.”


    Recording in Shawn Everett’s Los Angeles studio, Howard recruited assistance from Robert Glasper and drummer Nate Smith, as well as fellow Alabama Shakes member Zac Cockrell.

    As a first look at Jaime, Howard is sharing lead single “History Repeats”, said to be “as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species.” She added, “Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony.”

    Check it out below.

    Pre-orders for the new album have begun. Howard will promote her new album with a North American fall tour, tickets for which go on sale beginning this Friday, June 28th. She’s also been added to the lineups for Austin City Limits Festival and the Atlanta installment of Afropunk.


    Alabama Shakes last album, Sound & Color, came out way back in 2015 and earned the band four Grammys.

    Jaime Artwork:

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    Jaime Tracklist:
    01. History Repeats
    02. He Loves Me
    03. Georgia
    04. Stay High
    05. Tomorrow
    06. Short and Sweet
    07. 13th Century Metal
    08. Baby
    09. Goat Head
    10. Presence
    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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