Over the weekend, Grammy Award-winning songstress H.E.R. debuted her new song “Hold On” with a live performance on Saturday Night Live. As she strums her guitar along with her band, she sings about being attached to love:
“Don’t take me for granted. No, every time when we get alone. Deep in my bonеs, no. Stay for me. How do you get somewhеre comfortable then leave? Say something baby, something to me. Running to you, running from me. Don’t wanna keep on. Don’t wanna be so dependent on you. Dependent on me. Don’t wanna be somewhere I don’t know.”
Just recently, H.E.R. shared her newest single titled “Damage,” which she also performed on SNL the same night. H.E.R.’s last full-length project was 2019’s I Used To Know Her. The 19-track compilation included features from DJ Scratch, YBN Cordae, and Bryson Tiller. In 2020, she shared a handful of singles including “Do To Me,” “Wrong Places” from Songland, “Slide” and its remix featuring A Boogie, Chris Brown, and the late Pop Smoke, and “Comfortable.” She also provided assists on Skip Marley’s “Slow Down” and Lonr.’s “Make The Most.”
In a previous interview, H.E.R. detailed how she found her voice as an artist early on in her career:
It’s one thing to be able to sing well, but another to be an artist and find your own voice within music. And that’s what the goal was for me in my teenage years. I had to find myself. As a young woman, I experienced high school and heartbreak, and the music I started to write was a little bit more poetic, and more inspired by spoken word. The real raw emotional things that sit in the back of our minds, that you were afraid to say? That’s how I started to write my music.
Listen to H.E.R.’s newest single “Hold On” down below.