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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Announces Debut Solo Album, Releases First Single: Listen

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes
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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs on Day 3 of the Osheaga Music and Art Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Aug. 6, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

Howard also confirmed solo tour dates.

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard announced her debut solo album on Tuesday (June 25). The LP, called Jaime, is set to be released on Sept. 20 via ATO.

The announcement comes along with the album's lead single, "History Repeats," which exhibits Howard's jazzy side. It's funky and warm and, while it may sound more dialed down than usual, the politically-charged message behind it is most certainly not. 

The album is named after Howard's sister, who died from cancer when the two were teenagers. “The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being,” Howard said in a statement via social media. “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.”

She will also take the record on tour, which kicks off on Aug. 17 in North Carolina and wraps on Oct. 13 in Georgia.

Listen to "History Repeats" and find her full statement and tour dates below.

BRITTANY HOWARD TOUR: 

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