Fresh off a soulful performance of recent single “Don’t Wanna Fight” on The Late Show With David Letterman, Alabama Shakes have premiered “Future People,” another new track from their upcoming, highly anticipated sophomore album Sound & Color.
With an accompanying video of spare, geometric animation, “Future People” is a taut, funky piece. Stabbing guitar licks and fuzz bass eruptions set the scene for frontwoman Brittany Howard’s layered, supernaturally soulful vocals. At once otherworldly and earthy, “Future Piece” is an affecting, effective fusion of Prince-like alien funk and the down home tradition of southern rock and soul.
Sound & Color will be released by ATO Records on April 21. Listen to “Future People” below: