H.E.R. Live at the El Rey in LA was a Must-See Performance
H.E.R.’s Los Angeles show on Saturday, October 25, 2017, at the El Rey Theater was the halfway point of her #LightsOnTour, and she made sure to put on a performance that was heartfelt and magical.
H.E.R., or “Having Everything Revealed”, has become an acronym synonymous with true modern day R&B. This is the stage name of a young gem of a songstress who has strategically created a platform with her identity shrouded in mystery; however, one thing that is no mystery at all is her ability to create beautifully orchestrated music.
The opening acts included soulful crooner, Arin Ray, and an artist who was at the height of “wave R&B”, Tiara Thomas. Both Arin and Tiara set a mood for the room that made the anticipation for H.E.R.’s performance so much more impactful. H.E.R. made sure to perform all of her fan-favorite tracks, which quite frankly, is almost her full catalog from both the H.E.R. Vol. 1 & 2 projects and her latest release, Volume 2, The B-Sides. Vocally, she dominated every note adding an amplified emotion to each track while the entire room sang along to her poetic lyrics. She performed her collaborative track, “Best Part” written and recorded with Daniel Caesar, with an emotion so powerful, it would make any listener want to fall in love.
A surprise performance from rising star, Khalid, was a special treat as both he and H.E.R. share a very similar fan base. He performed his hit track “Location”, which caused a wave of excitement amongst the crowd. To culminate her show, H.E.R. thanked her fans for selling out her tour, for appreciating R&B, and for being fans of the music first before anything else. H.E.R.’s notion alone can easily solidify her as a mainstay R&B act for years to come.
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