Hear first track "History Repeats"

Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard has announced that her debut solo album Jaime will be released by Columbia on September 20.

Hear the first track from it, “History Repeats”, below:

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“‘History Repeats’ is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species,” says Howard. “Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony.”

Howard’s band on Jaime includes Alabama Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell, jazz keyboard player Robert Glasper and drummer Nate Smith. It was recorded at engineer Shawn Everett’s LA studio.

Jaime is named after Howard’s sister, who taught her to play the piano and write poetry, and who died of cancer when they were still teenagers. “The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being,” Howard says. “But, the record is not about her. 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.”

See Howard’s tour itinerary, including a date a London’s EartH, below. Tickets go on general sale for all UK/European dates on Friday July 5 at 10am. You can pre-order the album here for access to a ticket pre-sale.

17th August | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
18th August | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel
19th August | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
23rd August | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
24th August | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club
29th August | London | Hackney EartH
2nd September | Amsterdam | Paradiso
4th September | Paris | Alhambra
18th September | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside Theater
19th September | St. Paul, MN | Palace Theatre
20th September | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
22nd September | Toronto, ON | Rebel
24th September | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
25th September | Boston, MA | House of Blues
27th September | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore
5th October | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
8th October | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
9th October | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
12th October | Austin, TX | ACL Festival
13th October | Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival

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