Today, Sept. 20, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has begun a new chapter in her career: Solo artist.
Howard’s debut solo album, Jaime, was released today via ATO Records, and is a deeply personal and reflective collection of songs from Howard.
Back when she announced the album, Howard issued a detailed statement explaining its origins:
Brittany is excited to announce “Jaime”, her debut solo album coming September 20.
— Alabama Shakes (@Alabama_Shakes) June 25, 2019
Noting that Jaime is named after her sister, who died when the two were teenagers.
“The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being. 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.”
The result is a deeply personal exploration of expression through music as only Howard — who’s racked up four Grammy Awards with Alabama Shakes for their 2016 album Sound & Color — could tell it.
Stream Jaime below, via Spotify:
Brittany Howard has a handful of special tour dates remaining in support of the album:
9/20 – Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
9/22 – Toronto, ON Rebel
9/24 – New York, NY Beacon Theatre
9/25 – Boston, MA House of Blues
9/27 – 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