Alabama Shakes: Over My Head (Live at Capitol Studio A)

Alabama Shakes indeed shook things up with their sophomore album Sound & Color, which shows the southern rock band’s eagerness to experiment—to great success. In this live rendition of “Over My Head” a barefoot Brittany Howard lays down the guitar and puts her entire body and soul into the sparsely arranged song, which she’s called her favorite off the album in interviews. It stays quiet throughout, avoiding the easy reward any sort of climax, with each word dripping with tension.