Alabama Shakes premiered another song, "Future People," off of their Sound & Color LP.
This Southern rock band gets funky with "Future People." Lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard's soaring falsetto contrasts with the catchy beat. "Future People" just reinforces how much Sound & Color will be blending genres.
"We had been on the road for almost three years and it just got to this point where I was bored of the music and I wanted to find some place that was exciting to go," Howard told DIY Magazine. "Not music in general..." she laughed, "but you know what I mean. I needed that spark."
Alabama Shakes, who was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy's, came smashing onto the music scene in 2012 with their first album Boys and Girls with hits such as the fiery "Hold On." The band then went on to tour with Jack White for his first solo tour.
The bluesy rockers came to Saturday Night Live on March 1 to premiere two new tracks from Sound & Color, "Gimme Love" and "Don't Wanna Fight." Howard's vocals were compared to James Brown's, one of the founders of funk, which is a comparison few vocalists are able to get. Their song "I Found You," from Boys & Girls, was featured in the new trailer for season 7 of Mad Men when the show is moving into the late '60s and potentially early '70s.
In addition to releasing Sound & Color on April 21, the band has also set up a spring tour and is going to make several stops on the music festival circuit, including sets at Coachella and Bonnaroo. But one of the most exciting stops for the band is their headlining gig at New York City's Beacon Theater.
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