Brittany Howard Shares Jackie Wilson Cover ‘Higher & Higher’
Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard headed into the studio to interpret the Jackie Wilson classic “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher.” Today, Howard’s “Higher & Higher” cover was released as an Amazon Music exclusive as part of its on-going Women’s History Month celebration.
Brittany hit the road in 2019 to support her debut solo album, Jaime. Howard and her solo band debuted their cover of Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” on September 20, 2019 and the song was a staple of the group’s live sets as per Setlist.FM.
The Alabama-birthed musician also performed “Higher & Higher” with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra on December 31, 2019 for a New Year’s Eve special. “I first heard ‘Higher and Higher’ in Ghostbusters II,” explained Howard in a press release. “I became a huge fan of the song and of course of Jackie Wilson’s version. My solo band started playing the song on tour and it became one of those special moments of the show where you could feel the entire room locked in and the energy reaching the next level. I chose to release this song because it reminds me of those special nights with my band and for its message that through love we can be lifted up higher and higher.”
Stream Brittany Howard’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher” below: