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Childish Gambino Reimagines Brittany Howard’s ‘Stay High’

The album is out digitally on July 23.

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ATO Records has released five-time GRAMMY Award winner Childish Gambino’s resonant cover of Brittany Howard’s “Stay High.” His soulful vocals, alongside strings and electronic elements, underscore the joyful, euphoric vibe of the song.

James Francies, a Blue Note recording artist who has worked with such artists as Lauryn Hill and Chance The Rapper, produced. Howard’s original version of “Stay High” spent three weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart and won a GRAMMY for Best Rock Song.

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“Stay High” Childish Gambino Version is from Jaime Reimagined, which features fresh takes and remixes of the 11 songs found on Howard’s 2019 solo debut album, Jamie. Jaime Reimagined will be released by ATO Records in digital format this Friday, July 23, with the vinyl edition to follow on September 24.

Fans who pre-order the digital edition will instantly receive “Stay High” Childish Gambino Version plus reimagined tracks by Bon Iver, EARTHGANG, Michael Kiwanuka, Fred again.. & Joy Anonymous, Little Dragon and BadBadNotGood. Additional artists who contributed to the album include Common, 9th Wonder, Syd, Emily King, Laura Mvula, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Jungle.

Howard will headline the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 18. She will also perform at numerous festivals, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Jazzfest, and Life Is Beautiful, and tour with My Morning Jacket.

Praising Jaime as “a candid autobiography in funk,” The New York Times said, “With a voice that can go to the roadhouse, the church or deeply private places, she exorcises troubles with the music’s sheer pleasure.” Pitchfork said, “Jaime is a daring turn in just about every way.” In a four-star review, Rolling Stone hailed it as “Brittany’s searing manifesto…her tour-de-force solo debut.” Entertainment Weekly praised Jaime as a “genre-bending solo record that is both intensely personal and achingly universal.”

Pre-order Jaime Reimagined.

Brittany Howard Tour Dates:

* with My Morning Jacket

2021
7/31 | Chicago, IL | Thalia Hall (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)
8/1 | Chicago, IL | Lollapalooza
9/2 | Birmingham, AL | Alabama Theater
9/3 | Alpharetta, GA | Ameris Bank Amphitheatre *
9/5 | Manchester, TN | Bonnaroo
9/7 | Columbia, MD | Merriweather Post Pavilion *
9/8 | Philadelphia, PA | TD Pavilion at the Mann *
9/10 | Queens, NY | Forest Hills Stadium *
9/11 | Queens, NY | Forest Hills Stadium *
9/17 | Las Vegas, NV | Life Is Beautiful
9/18 | Los Angeles, CA | Hollywood Bowl
10/17 | New Orleans, LA | Jazzfest
10/31 | San Francisco, CA | Outside Lands

2022
3/2-5 | Riviera Cancun, Mexico | One Big Holiday
6/10 | Barcelona, Spain | Primavera Sound Barcelona

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