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Pop - Released September 20, 2019 | Columbia

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Everyone likes a bit of soul and old-school funk! Successors to Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Prince, Sly Stone et al are born every day. But more often than not, interest in the genre is lacking… In only two albums, the band Alabama Shakes have displayed an original and torrid take on southern garage funk. Their secret ingredient? Brittany Howard, the band’s singer of enormous character and gravitas. Such a sense of charisma is all-the-more present in this shock debut solo album. The record holds onto some of Alabama Shakes’ merits but also delivers a more atypical, less conventional feeling. Howard makes our heads spin with this psychedelic and trippy funk record that verges on the experimental with tracks such as the opening History Repeats with lively guitars, stumbling rhythms and chaotic vocals. The Athens native is joined by limited backing musicians that compose of Zac Cockrell, the bassist for Alabama Shakes, and two prevalent, unique jazzmen, Robert Glasper on piano and keys and Nate Smith on drums. On top of this rich yet minimalist backdrop, Howard weaves in a study of both herself and her contemporaries. Everything is here! Homosexuality (Georgia), death (the album’s title, Jaime, is the name of her older sister who was lost to cancer at the age of 13 when Howard was only 8), religion (He Loves Me) and the racism that she, the daughter of a white mother and black father, has often encountered (Goat Head relates to the morning when her mother found all four tires of her car slashed and the severed head of a goat on the garden bench). You will be left shaken after listening to this exciting and very personal record. Howard’s values, references and influences (Prince, Curtis and Sly) are clearly heard – or so it seems – but the end result is one of great originality. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released July 23, 2021 | Columbia

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In Autumn 2019, Brittany Howard went solo with Jaime, a fabulous first album of offbeat soul. A deliriously funky, psychedelic trip. This groundbreaking album by the Alabama Shakes singer resurfaced two years later in a revisited/remixed version put together by an eclectic five-star cast that includes Michael Kiwanuka, Childish Gambino, Little Dragon, Bon Iver, Canada's BadBadNotGood, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jungle and Laura Mvula. The real strength of this Jaime Reimagined is that it was made in the same spirit of freedom as the original. No barriers, no blinkers, no rules: the remixers do as good a job on experimental grooves as they do with electro soul and, above all, deconstructing the original versions... On Stay High, Childish Gambino tackles the singing parts himself, unlocking a heavenly and futuristic beauty. The same goes for Run To Me to which Laura Mvula lends her sophisticated and precise vocals. Kiwanuka deserves to win prizes for his mystical remix of 13th Century Metal, a totally unrecognisable, borderline shamanic effort. © Marc Zisman / Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released December 8, 2020 | Columbia

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Rock - Released May 7, 2021 | ATO RECORDS

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Pop - Released March 2, 2021 | Columbia