Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard announces debut solo album

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: