It’s H.E.R.’s world and we’re all living in it.
She kicked off 2021 with a spectacular Super Bowl performance, and casually followed it up by winning a Grammy and an Academy Award. Have we mentioned she’s 23? Now she’s released what is technically her first full album (her first two were compilations of previous EPs), in the form of the stunning Back of My Mind.
This album is downtempo R&B at its finest, and with 21 songs, there’s something for everyone. H.E.R. recruited an all star roster of guest features and producers for the album. Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae, and Thundercat all make guest performances, with Kaytranada and Mike Will Made It lending production talent.
H.E.R. gave Apple Music a look into the meaning of the project:
Back of My Mind is accepting the vulnerability—being able to quiet the noise around me and listen to my own voice. It’s the many layers that make me, me. It’s all of the things that we’re kind of afraid to share, afraid to say, afraid to do.
In her signature powerful voice, H.E.R sings about everything from politics to love. “We Made It” is a particularly excellent track, showcasing not only H.E.R.’s songwriting skills and vocal range, but also her guitar talent on a truly excellent guitar solo.
You can check out the album below. Enjoy!