Brittany Howard has released the latest collaboration off her Jaime Reimagined LP, this one featuring Childish Gambino giving his take on “Stay High”. The reconstructed version of the Alabama Shakes singer’s debut solo album is out on Friday, July 23rd.
Childish Gambino—a.k.a. entertainment industry Renaissance man Donald Glover—was handed quite the assignment when he was given the reigns over Jaime‘s highest-charting track, currently sitting at over 25 million streams on Spotify. The singer/rapper/producer handles the track with care as he largely stays true to the glossy original version, keeping Howard’s dreamy vocals front and center. One of his key contributions is added drum tracks that give the originally chilled-out single a new swaggering sense of confidence.
“Making Jaime was so much fun for me because I was able to explore so many different genres of music. There were no rules,” Howard said of the project. “This reimagination project has been no different. I have been honored to have so many incredible artists from all musical worlds interpret my songs in such interesting and different ways.”
Jaime Reimagined will also host contributions from BADBADNOTGOOD, Bon Iver, Little Dragon, Laura Mvula, EARTHGANG, Common, Michael Kiwanuka, St Francis Hotel, and more. Scroll down to hear Childish Gambino’s cover of Brittany Howard’s “Stay High”, available on Jaime Reimagined, out on Friday. Click here to pre-order/pre-save.
Childish Gambino – “Stay High” (Brittany Howard)
[Video: Brittany Howard]