HER fights for independence on Loungy single ‘My Own’
Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer HER is just days away from releasing her highly anticipated album In the back of my mind. The 21-track effort includes collaborations with artists like Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Baby and DJ Khaled, but with his new single “My Own,” HER exemplifies his powerful solo writing.
The subdued rhythm of “My Own” gives her the chance to showcase her moving voice. A reverberating bass underlines her sultry performance as SHE sings about the difficulty of overcoming an ex while acknowledging the personal growth that inevitably comes with it.
Right before the new song’s release, HER sat down for a cover interview with Variety, where she explained how she incorporated elements of rock into the sound of the album:
“I didn’t want to take out all of my laps at once. My first [releases] were just a small part of who I am musically, and it was only a matter of time before I could reveal more. I’ve always been a big fan of Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Alternative, Rock and Blues, but it wasn’t until this album that I started to dig into those other elements and bring them to R&B.
Listen to “My Own” above and hear ELLE’s full conversation with Variety here.
In the back of my mind was released on June 18 via MBK Entertainment / RCA Records. Pre-order it here.
Some of the artists covered here are artists from Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.