The music video, directed by Kim Gehrig, stars none other than Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor and all-round legend Terry Crews.
Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard has just shared the Terry Crews-starring music video for her new single Stay High, off her forthcoming solo album.
The music video which was released on Monday, follows a man, played by Terry Crews, living his day-to-day life; commuting to and from work, buying groceries, and working at a construction site. He lives a simple and content life, happily singing everywhere he goes.
“This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama. The actors are my family and friends,” Howard said in a press release. “Terry Crews plays a man who isn’t out to change the world, he plays a man who just wants to come home to those who understand and love him best. We see his inner beauty, grace and humanity in a place that is so often misunderstood.”
“I got an email from the Brittany Howard, asking me to be a part of a song she wrote that was all about her dad and how special he was to the family. And she poured her heart out in this letter. I couldn’t believe it,” Crews said in the press release. “Brittany was like, ‘we can shoot it in L.A.,’ and I said, ‘No, I’m coming to you, we’re going to Alabama. We’re going to where you grew up, to where your family is.”
Howard’s new album Jaime is out September 20 via ATO, it also features the new song History Repeats.