HER finally releases debut album, ‘Back of My Mind’

With features from Lil Baby, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Khaled and more.

HER—aka Gabriella Wilson—has finally released her debut studio album, Back of My Mind.

The 21-track effort features Lil Baby, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae and Yung Bleu, with production by DJ Khaled, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Hit-Boy and more.

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.

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“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.

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