Brittany Howard, the lead singer and guitarist of critically acclaimed blues outfit Alabama Shakes, has announced her debut solo album, titled Jaime. The project is slated for a September 20 release.
The LP’s title references Howard’s sister, who died of cancer as a teenager. Howard explained her motivation for dedicating the album to her late sibling in a statement:
“I dedicated the title of this record to my sister who passed away as a teenager. She was a musician too. I did this so her name would no longer bring me memories of sadness and as a way to thank her for passing on to me everything she loved: music, art, creativity. But, the record is not about her. It’s about me. It’s not veiled as work I have done before. 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.”
Listen to Howard’s first single from the project, “History Repeats,” below: