In a statement posted on Pitchfork, Howard says of the new offering, “”He Loves Me” is a very important track on my record. It is a song I deeply want to share to help others realize loving and being loved by God doesn’t have to look the same for everyone. When my older sister passed away, it took its toll on our family. We grew apart from one another and therefore, we grew apart from our family church. I thought God had intended to hurt us or punish us, but I later realized that I found God in music and I found God in my voice. I learned that He always had a plan for myself and my family. That is what “He Loves Me” is about. It is my greatest realization that He has never left me. All those years that I had turned away, I was still receiving His absolute love and forgiveness.”
Jaime will arrive four years after Alabama Shakes‘ last album Sound & Color. To help record the album, Howard recruited Alabama Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard player Robert Glasper, and drummer Nate Smith.