See Brittany Howard Deliver Stunning ‘Stay High’ on ‘Colbert’

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Brittany Howard performed her shimmering soul ballad “Stay High” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday.

The track boasts a simple but swooning groove, flecked with sparkling guitars and soft chimes, leaving plenty of space for Howard’s vocals. Backed by a trio of singers, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman showed off her versatility and dexterity as she sang, “See all I do is keep it cool/And don’t worry about what everyone is doing/I already feel like doing it again, honey/I just want to stay high… with you.”

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“Stay High” appears on Howard’s debut solo album, Jaime. The track was the second song Howard shared from the album, and she released it alongside a video dedicated to her father that starred Terry Crews and was filmed in her hometown of Athens, Alabama (Howard’s father also made a cameo).

Howard will wrap up a short run of shows in support of Jaime tonight, September 27th in Philadelphia. She’s set to embark on another run, October 5th, with a set at the Austin City Festival in Austin Texas.

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