HER—aka Gabriella Wilson—has finally released her debut studio album, Back of My Mind.
The record, which has been gestating since 2019, follows HER’s two critically acclaimed compilation projects, HER and I Used to Know Her. The former earned her Best R&B Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
“My first few [releases] were just a small piece of who I am musically, and it was a matter of time before I could reveal others,” the singer told Variety last week. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Coldplay and Led Zeppelin and Radiohead and alternative and rock and blues, but it wasn’t until this album that I started digging into those other elements and bringing them to R&B.”
“Lyrically, [the album] is not just one thing either,” she added. “It’s a lot of different emotions and perspectives and things I’ve felt in the past few years. Now that people have entered into my world and have a better understanding, I can give more.”
Earlier this year, the Vallejo, California native also won Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song (“Better Than I Imagine”) and Song of the Year (“I Can’t Breathe”). Her contribution to the soundtrack of Judas and the Black Messiah, “Fight For You,” also won an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Stream HER’s debut album, Back of My Mind, below: