H.E.R. dropped the funky “We Made It” single on Friday (June 11) and revealed that her anticipated full-length debut, Back Of My Mind, is due out on June 18.
“I’ve been really feelin’ like/ Always been a long time/ There was early mornings, late nights/ We was prayin’ for the sunshine/ Oh and this whole time, I’ve been at it/ If you want it outside, you won’t get it/ Can’t break me, I won’t let it,” she sings over jittery drums and keyboard washes on the new single.
“Run red lights and following the signs/ It’s been a long ride and I just can’t believe/ Can’t believe we made it,” the singer adds on the dreamy chorus of the song co-produced by DJ Camper and Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
“People always ask me, ‘What’s the message? Where does this come from? Is it personal experience?’” the singer says in a 55-second black-and-white trailer for the project. “And it’s always the thoughts that sit in the back of my mind. It’s always things that I’ve been through, things that I go through, or what I feel, and all those thoughts that I’m afraid to say sometimes,” she continues. “Things that feel too honest or too vulnerable or too emotional or too aggressive … It’s all of those things that have been in the back of my mind for the past few years since my first project. It’s like a peek into my soul.”
“We Made It” is the second track H.E.R. has released from the album this year, following on the heels of the Chris Brown collab “Come Through.”
Listen to “We Made It” and see the trailer below.