By now you may know multiple Grammy Award-winning vocalist and songwriter, H.E.R., for her soulful tunes, sold-out live performances and nostalgic, semi-mysterious swag. She released her debut album, H.E.R. Volume 1, in 2016 which set the scene for a dynamic yet smoothly cultured R&B landscape, swiftly followed up by H.E.R. Volume 2 and H.E.R. the following year. From these deftly grounded staples to her comparatively more organic, genreless neosoul concoction in her two most recent EP’s: I Used to Know Her: The Prelude and I Used to Know Her – Part 2 – EP,  each milestone has been marked by understated yet powerful authenticity.

Her latest release, “21”, continues her now-signature stripped-down vibe, with a fitting tribute to her unique path in life. The song takes a calm approach to the landmark birthday which legally allows you to consume alcohol in the United States, with a smooth stream-of-consciousness flow, including various feelings and events which have shaped her experience. At the end of the day, the song is a short and sweet ode to the overarching themes of growing up, staying real and being grateful for the journey. Catch the music video below, which includes real footage taken from her eventful 21st year being H.E.R..