California's own H.E.R. has made each step count. The careful creator first won attention back in 2017, and while the industry's clamour for immediacy has grown ever louder, she's done things her own way. 'Back Of My Mind' is her long-awaited debut album, and it's certainly utilised her time well - finely contoured, carefully finessed, it utilises R&B as its starting point while yearning towards a broader sense of soul that is curiously more universal, while becoming yet more personal.
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