If Jack White & Janis Joplin had a daughter . . .

on 02-20-2012

If Jack White & Janis Joplin had a daughter . . .

she’d probably sound a lot like Brittany Howard  of Alabama Shakes.

“Hold On,” is the  band’s  debut single.

Listen up and listen loud . . . but only if you’re prepared to have a raw infusion of neo-soul whip you into a frenzy and then  swirl around in your brain long after the last notes fade.

You’ll hum it, tap it, and sing, “C’mon Brittany!” like you’re the one clutching  the mic and letting your soul pour out in a song that’s so achingly simple it soars.

And,  if you’re having a day {month/ year/ life so far} that seems to have veered off into the brambles of confusion,  despair, disappointment, loneliness, frustration, fear or all of the above . . .  TURN IT UP, LISTEN, REPEAT.

Bono was right on when he said, “Music can change the world because it can change people.”

Let this song change you.

 

HOLD ON – Alabama Shakes

Bless my heart.
Bless my soul.
Didn’t think I’d make it to 22 years-old.
There must be someone up above sayin’,                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Come on Brittany,  you got to come on up.”

You got to hold on…

So, bless my heart and bless yours too.
I don’t know where I’m gonna go, don’t know what I’m gonna do.

Well, must be somebody up above sayin’,  “Come on Brittany,
You got to come on up! You got to hold on . . . yeah, you got to hold on. . .
YEAH! YOU GOT TO            WAIT!
YEAH! YOU GOT TO          WAIT!
BUT, I DON’T WANNA      WAIT!
I DON’T WANNA WAIT…

So, bless my heart.
Bless my mind.
I got so much to do, I ain’t got much time.
So, must be someone up above sayin’, “Come on girl! Yeah, you got to get back up!!”
“You got to hold on…”

“YEAH! YOU GOT TO WAIT!”
I DON’T WANNA WAIT!
WELL, I DON’T WANNA WAIT!
NO, I DON’T WANNA WAIT!

“You got to hold on…”

 

 

2 Comments

  1. i was just thinking on how amazing would have been a duo Joplin-White…..oh god….

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