Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes recently announced her debut solo album Jaime, coming out on September 20th. Today she shares the second single from the album, 'Stay High', as well as a video directed by Kim Gehrig and starring Terry Crews.

Crews recalls Howard's approach to ask him to star in the video: “I got an email from the Brittany Howard, asking me to be a part of a song she wrote that was all about her dad and how special he was to the family. And she poured her heart out in this letter. I couldn’t believe it, Brittany was like, ‘we can shoot it in L.A.,’ and I said, ‘No, I’m coming to you, we’re going to Alabama. We’re going to where you grew up, to where your family is.”

True to his word, they shot the video for 'Stay High' in Alabama. Howard explains: “This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama. The actors are my family and friends... Terry Crews plays a man who isn’t out to change the world, he plays a man who just wants to come home to those who understand and love him best. We see his inner beauty, grace and humanity in a place that is so often misunderstood.”

The song 'Stay High' in and of itself is a beautiful and heartfelt ode to Howard's father, that brings a warmth to your heart no matter what. But, watching it with the accompanying video, all of Howard's friends and family watching Terry Crews go about singing the song, the love is overwhelming. Check it out below.

Brittany Howard's solo album Jaime is out September 20th. She's got these few select European live dates currently announced:

29th August | London | Hackney EartH
2nd September | Amsterdam | Paradiso
4th September | Paris | Alhambra

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