From the magazine: Alabama Shakes: “I don’t know how people are going to react when it’s released, really”

Alabama Shakes by Mike Massaro

Brittany Howard and co. discuss new album ‘Sound & Color’ in the May issue of DIY, out Friday 24th April.

In the new issue of DIY, Alabama Shakes get anxious ahead of the release of their new album ‘Sound & Color’.

Brittany Howard tells Ali Shutler in this month’s issue that “I don’t know how people are going to react when it’s released.”

Continuing, she says: “That doesn’t matter to me hugely because I think the best thing we could have done to respect our fans is to respect our own integrity and do what we like, because that’s what makes us, instead of creating another ‘Boys & Girls,’” referring to their debut.

“I didn’t have really have a plan going into ‘Sound & Color’ but if I heard this record when we started, I would be shocked,” says the band’s Heath Fogg. “It took a couple of different turns that I really like but wouldn’t have expected us to do.”

Read the full interview in DIY’s May issue, out 24th April. Alabama Shakes’ new album ‘Sound & Color’ is out now via Rough Trade. Alabama Shakes will play The Great Escape (14th-16th May), where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.

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