SOTD: February 21, 2012: Alabama Shakes - You Ain’t Alone
The Alabama Shakes have created a huge stir with their soulful sound, mainly through singer Brittany Howard’s unique and powerful vocals. They haven’t put out a proper album, but their EP release has shot them into the mainstream view… and for good reason. Howard’s voice and delivery is heartfelt and the epitome of soul. This EP has a lot of feeling behind it, as is example by this tune “You Ain’t Along” which is a patient build of a piano ballad, yet still has the grit of a blues number. The Alabama Shakes have plans to release a full length album soon, so it will be nice to see if they can capture on their success with a great amount of new songs.