Brittany Howard, the lead vocalist and guitarist in Alabama Shakes, is set to drop her debut solo album later this year.

Entitled Jaime, it’s slated for release on September 20. It’s named after her sister, who taught her to play the piano and write poetry, and who died of cancer when the pair were still teenagers.

To begin with, we have a tantalising first taste of the 11-track album in the funktastic song History Repeats.

History Repeats is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species”, says Howard. “Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony.”

Pre-order Jaime at JB Hi-Fi now.