HER has released the inspiring new track “Hold Us Together,” written for the Disney sports drama Safety.
On the rousing ballad, HER pays tribute to a “protector” who serves as her guiding light through adversity. It’s a fitting soundtrack for the touching Disney biopic about Ray McElrathbey, a football player who earns a place in university on a football scholarship, but soon winds up having to take in his younger brother Fahmarr after their mother enters rehab. “You’re the keeper, protector / It is you that holds us together / When everything else fails us / It is you that holds us together,” HER sings on the track.
This latest drop is an interesting detour from the traditional R&B sound of HER’s previous releases this year, including “Damage” in October and “Comfortable” in February. In October, she made her debut on Saturday Night Live performing live renditions of “Damage” and new single “Hold On.” The singer also has a full-length studio album in the works, slated for a 2021 release, which follows her 2019 compilation I Used to Know Her.
While you wait for the album, listen to “Hold Us Together” below: