Geez, I heard the band Alabama Shakes last week and they have this Southern, sassy-ass rock-soul groove to them that I can’t get out of my head. I love this sort of simple, laid-back kind of rootsy, rock sound, combined with a bit of refinement, and of course, the soulful vocals of lead-singer, Brittany Howard.
The first tune I heard off Boys & Girls, their soon-to-be-released debut album, was “I Ain’t The Same”, and I love the contrasting intensity of the opening riffs with the delicate grunge of Howard’s voice. I love how her voice plays with the lead guitar in the background, and I love the vintage rock sound. It’s authentic, and clearly inspired by a wide range of musical talents, ranging from some good, classic hard-rock like AC/DC, to the soul music of Otis Redding. And its woven into their own fusion sound that totally suits them.
If you like this track, you will love the entire album, because it all has the same amazing sound that gets into your bones in the best way possible. And Boys & Girls is streaming live on their website! Give it a listen!
I can’t wait for you to hear this track and love them as much as I do.