Brittany Howard is back with “Red Flags,” the newest single from her upcoming album WHAT NOW. Additionally, she’s confirmed that the album will arrive on February 2nd, 2024 via Island Records.
If you’re the type to conveniently gloss over the signs of a romantic partner’s potential shortcomings, Howard can relate. On “Red Flags,” the Alabama Shakes singer comes to terms with a relationship’s inevitable demise: “The best time that I ever had/ That’s when the worst times started,” she sings over a soulful, futuristic beat.
“In my past relationships, I’ve had a tendency to see red flags as part of some parade just for me — something for me to run right through without paying any attention,” Howard explains in a press release. “To me ‘Red Flags’ sounds very dystopian, which makes sense for a song that feels like end-of-times as far as me emotionally maturing. It’s like a big tower fell and now I have to create something new.”
Stream “Red Flags” below.
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WHAT NOW is follow-up to Howard’s debut solo record Jaime. She’s celebrating its release with a tour early next year; get tickets here.