Y’all. The artist I want to spotlight this week is H.E.R. If y’all have not listened to this album, Vol. 2, I suggest you immediately stop reading this blog post and go listen to it now! I love H.E.R., her voice and her authenticity. I have not heard Vol. 1 and am currently looking for it. It’s probably on SoundCloud, but I haven’t downloaded it yet. I remember before I started listening to her, I saw a tweet about how somebody finally found a picture of her and that she was beautiful and nobody understood why she doesn’t want anybody to see her or what she looked like. I read somewhere that her secrecy to her identity was because of said reason: “The mystery is a metaphor for who I am, or who I was at the time of creating the project. I feel like oftentimes we don’t like to be as open to people about our emotions or things that we are going through. At the time of recording, I was very closed off except for when I was writing or when I was in the studio.” “I am a voice for women who feel like they’re alone in these situations. This project came from an emotion, and that’s what I want it to be about – not what I look like or who I’m with, but the raw emotion and support for women.” “I feel like this is the era of the anti-star. I really just wanted to be about the music, and get away from, ‘Who is she with?’ and ‘What is she wearing?'”
I think I just loved the fact that she doesn’t care about the fame and she is more so worried about her music and getting it out there for the people to listen to. However, after some extensive research, I eventually found out her name and found her Instgram account outside of the H.E.R. account and she is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I was listening to the album and was trying to pick out a list of songs that I loved over the others, but I couldn’t. ALL of the songs where just that bomb, although Every Kind of Way is probably my favorite! I am also a little sad that sis isn’t coming no where near me for a concert. Well she’ll be in Atlanta and I could sneak down there to go. Lol.
What are your favorite songs from H.E.R.?