Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes Announces Debut Solo Album, Shares “History Repeats”

Jamie Due Out September 20 via ATO; Tour Dates Announced

Jun 25, 2019 Photography by Danny Clinch
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Brittany Howard, singer for Alabama Shakes, has announced her debut solo album, Jamie, and shared its first single, "History Repeats." She's also announced some tour dates. Jamie is due out September 20 via ATO. Listen to "History Repeats" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Howard's upcoming tour dates.

Howard's sister inspired the album's title. She taught Howard to play piano and write poetry, but passed away from cancer when the sisters were teenagers.

"The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being," says Howard in a press release. "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."

In regard to branching out with a solo album, Howard had this to say: "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."

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

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 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, Ontario - 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 - ACL Festival
10-08 Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel
10-09 Los Angeles, CA - Theatre at Ace Hotel
10-12 Austin, TX - ACL Festival
10-13 Atlanta, GA - AfroPunk Festival

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