New Music: H.E.R. Volume 1

I know that H.E.R. Volume 1 dropped last summer and isn’t exactly new music.  I held off writing a review on this in hopes that RCA Records would release some additional background information on the artist known as H.E.R. (Having Everything Revealed).  The press release that came with the music didn’t give any background on the singer and actually didn’t say much of anything other than:

I can’t tell you much about H.E.R. just yet but give it a listen” – RCA

The folks over at Genius believe that it’s Gabi Wilson based on the cover of Drake’s “Jungle.”  New name new you, ain’t nothing wrong with that.  Picking up a new persona is ONE way to make another run at being a R&B star.

Despite the lack of fan fare about the release of H.E.R. Volume 1 it’s something worth adding to your rotation of music.  The EP has a definite 90’s R&B vibe with slow sultry songs like “Wait for It” and “Focus.”  The song “Pigment” has the Poetic Justice vibe with the spoken word versse dropped in.  The ambient “crowd” noise on the track gives the feel of sitting in at your favorite open mic spoken word night.

But just when you think you have forever he has you lost in your emotions
And you hate feeling so alone and you’re sinking because you know
You shouldn’t have stayed until the morning
It wasn’t worth all of the heartache
It wasn’t worth all of the pleasure
Because you once were a diamond, he made you feel like buried treasure I guess

Take a listen and add H.E.R. Volume 1 to your music library.  Which track is your favorite?

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