Holy smokes. So this is what the Alabama Shakes have been up to. “Don’t Wanna Fight,” the lead single off their upcoming sophomore album, hits you right in the chest the moment Brittany Howard roars, “My life / your life / don’t cross them lines.”
Howard doesn’t hold anything back, pouring every ounce of her being into each note from start to end. Especially the end.
Declaring, “I don’t wanna fight no more” Howard repeats the phrase again and again, becoming more riled up each time, until she’s left breathless. You can feel the exhaustion in her voice, that feeling when you just can’t take it anymore.
It’s stunning, it’s powerful, it’s a song that’ll move you to the core.
“Don’t Wanna Fight” is the first single off Alabama Shakes sophomore effort, Sound and Color, slated for release April 21st.
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