Brittany Howard: History Repeats

This track is the first single from Alabama Shakes vocalist Brittany Howard’s new solo venture and forthcoming album, Jaime, due out 20 September. Howard is best known for the soulful and bellowing persona she embodies on the band’s tracks, but here her style is more experimental and expressive. “It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own,” she tells NPR. There’s funk influence, an undeniable sense of joy and the consistent pattering of feverish drums.