H.E.R. makes it look effortless on new “Tony Desk Performance” for NPR.
We really can’t get enough of H.E.R and it seems like she’s starting to realize it. She stopped by NPR to put her own flavor on the Tiny Desk Concert series that has seen the likes of Mac Miller, Noname, Wu-Tang Clan, and many many more elite talents. The way NPR allows these artists to bring to life their most popular or intricate songs through live instrumentation in an intimate setting is unparalleled. The 21-year old fit right into the mold.
Performing some of her most moving cuts like “Feel a Way” and “Focus,” her voice gracefully floated as her band and backup vocals supplied her with just enough to supporting sound to make it a holistic sonic experience. The band got the time out to introduce themselves (show love to those who help you) and H.E.R, real name Gabriella Wilson, showed a bit more of her personality when she joked about how she could be people’s favorite since a lot of people’s faves have done Tiny Desk concerts. Honestly, she’s not too far off as her cult following is already very loyal and vocal.
She’s truly a lovable act with a great spirit, reminiscent of a much older woman. The rebrand from the child star to reclusive songstress is working perfectly, and anticipation for her debut album is only growing. We can wait though if it means she’s going to keep delivering performances like this. Check out the Tiny Desk here.