After a gliding through a landmark year in 2018, H.E.R. returns with a visual for yet another R&B gem, and this time, without her signature shades to shield her eyes. The heavenly songstress gifted fans on Friday (April 26) with a storyline-rich music video for her latest single “Hard Place.”
The visual tells a tale of H.E.R. navigating the journey to stardom with a lover, who is also the other half of her singer-guitar player duo early on in the video. When H.E.R. gets recruited by a music promoter without her partner, she is faced with the decision to chase the opportunity herself or stay behind. “I wish there was a right way/ I'm caught between your love and a hard place,” sings H.E.R. as she moves through her blossoming career with a lover who feels forgotten constantly tugging away at her.
While keeping her signature cool and calm demeanor in tact, H.E.R. has delivered effortlessly stellar live renditions of the song everywhere from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, all the way to the 2019 Grammy Awards, where she received a total of five nominations and took home two victories (best R&B performance and best R&B album). “Hard Place” peaked at No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart (dated Feb. 23).
The soulful track is the lead single off her latest project, 2018’s I Used To Know Her: Part 2, a heartfelt 8-track EP that grabbed the No. 10 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart (dated Nov. 17). The project is a sequel to its precursor, I Used to Know Her: The Prelude, which included a single feature from Bryson Tiller.
Watch the “Hard Place” video below.