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Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Shares Terry Crews-Starring Video for New Song: Watch

The actor assists on “Stay High” from Howard’s new album Jaime

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Terry Crews in Brittany Howard’s “Stay High” video
Terry Crews in Brittany Howard’s “Stay High” video

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard has is back with another single from her forthcoming solo album. This one’s called “Stay High,” and it arrives with a video that stars Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” The Expendables). Watch the Kim Gehrig-directed visual below.

“This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama. The actors are my family and friends,” Howard said in a press release. “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.”

“I got an email from the Brittany Howard, asking me to be a part of a song she wrote that was all about her dad and how special he was to the family. And she poured her heart out in this letter. I couldn’t believe it,” Crews said in the press release. “Brittany was like, ‘we can shoot it in L.A.,’ and I said, ‘No, I’m coming to you, we’re going to Alabama. We’re going to where you grew up, to where your family is.”

Howard’s new album Jaime is out September 20 via ATO. It also features the new song “History Repeats.”