Brittany Howard recently took to NPR Tiny Desk where she performed “Stay High,” “Georgia,” “Baby,” and “Goat Head.”
She took to the NPR offices, decked out in red and black alongside her eight-piece backing band, and belted along to her soulful tracks about her family and what it was like growing up as a mixed-race child in Alabama. All of the tracks from the session come from her recently released album Jaime, which was dedicated to her sister who passed away at only 13 years old from a rare form of eye cancer that also left Howard partially blind in one eye.
Jaime taught Howard to play piano and write poetry, and Howard states that “she definitely did shape me as a human being, but the record it 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.”
Watch Brittany Howard’s NPR Tiny Desk session below.