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Brittany Howard Taps Terry Crews To Tell A Hometown Story In ‘Stay High’

Brittany Howard's highly anticipated solo debut Jaime is set to arrive in just over two months, but we're already getting an idea that the set will be a very personal affair. The album's title is the name of the Alabama Shakes frontwoman's late sister and lead single "History Repeats" nods to the music and sounds she grew up on. Now we have the set's first official music video, which is for the soulful second single "Stay High," that stars Terry Crews and honors Brittany's hometown roots.

Interestingly enough, Brittany isn't the star of the clip. She gives that honor to Terry, who plays a hardworking man who travels through his small town on the way home from a hard day's work. Along the way, he stops at a few local spots — including a grocery store and a diner — before coming home to be with his family. The entire time, he's singing the lyrics to the song, which is a calm, reassuring ditty in the vein of '60s and '70s soul all about enjoying the small moments with the ones you love.

"This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama. The actors are my family and friends," the singer said in a press statement. "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 clip is dedicated to Brittany's father, K.J. Howardand it paints a very loving portrait of him (Terry's jumpsuit just happens to have the initials "K.J." embroidered on the nametag). It also gives us a lovely vision of small-town life. We're sure many more personal moments from Brittany Howard are to come when Jaime is released on September 20th.


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