Brittany Howard collabs with Fred Again & Joy Anonymous for ‘Stay High Again’

Howard has earned multiple GRAMMY nods for chart-topping “Stay High”

ATO Records has released “Stay High Again,” an inspired collaboration between 4x GRAMMY winner Brittany Howard, acclaimed producer Fred Again and Joy Anonymous. Fresh off his recent collaborations with FKA twigs, Jamie XX, Julia Michaels and Jessie Reyez, Fred Again reimagines Howard’s No. 1 AAA hit as an effervescent, dance floor-ready gem with guest vocals by Joy Anonymous and Fred Again. The song fuels an indie disco dance party in this short video, created by Fred and featuring Joy Anonymous.

“When I was approached about doing my first dance remix of a song, I was excited to give it a shot as it was something completely different than anything else that had been done for the ‘Jaime’ Remix project,” says Howard. “What Fred Again and Joy Anonymous created from ‘Stay High’ is not only fun to dance to, it is really creative, inspired and most importantly emotional. They even figured out a way to sneak samples from two other songs off the album!”

Fred Again adds, “Brittany Howard is a rare, rare specimen and it was an honor to be able to make summin like this with her. Also by quite some way the most enjoyable music video I’ve ever made.”

Howard is currently nominated for five GRAMMY Awards, bringing her total career nominations to 16, with four wins. “Stay High” – a track from her debut solo album, Jaime – is currently nominated in two GRAMMY categories: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Jaime has received a nod for Best Alternative Music Album while “Goat Head” is nominated for Best R&B Performance and “Short And Sweet” is up for Best American Roots Performance.

“Stay High” spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. It was Public Radio’s Most Popular Song of 2019. “Stay High Ggain” is the fourth in a series of reimagined versions of songs from the album following the Michael Kiwanuka mix of “13th Century Metal,” Atlanta-based hip hop duo Earthgang remix of “Goat Head” and Bon Iver’s textured “Short and Sweet.”

Howard was recently featured alongside Harvard professor Avi Loeb in the debut episode of the new podcast Your Magic. She spoke with host Michelle Tea about ancestral spirits, ghosts and more.

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