After striking out on her own with her debut solo LP Jaime, Brittany Howard is touring the world to spread her music.
Recently, the former Alabama Shakes singer/guitarist performed on the English showcase Later… with Jools Holland, offering a live take of her standout original “History Repeats.”
According to Howard’s recent Relix cover story, she had the song in her mind for some time, but it was “too far out” for the Shakes.
It wasn’t until she was working on Jamie and chatting with her new solo band that the track came back into her mind.
“We’re talking about politics,” she recalled, “and somebody says, ‘Yeah, history repeats, don’t it?’ I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I totally forgot about that song!’ That kept happening and, all of a sudden, I had a record. It was divine; it really was divine. How else could I explain that?”
To read Howard’s full Relix cover story click here.
Watch her perform “History Repeats” live below: