H.E.R. is on the verge of dropping off her expansive new album Back Of My Mind at midnight, featuring guest appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Cordae, Lil Baby, KAYTRANADA, Thundercat, Chris Brown, Yung Bleu, DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, and YG. Ahead of the big release, the melodist has delivered a new single “My Own,” a laid-back and vibey track from the Grammy-winning talent.
“I don’t wanna work for somethin’ knowin’ it ain’t worth it,” she sings, her vocals floating over the understated production. “Oh, comin’, you know it was comin’ / You should know that I don’t act like that without a purpose.” What’s most impressive throughout is the restraint, as both H.E.R and beatmakers Scribz Riley & GRADES never succumb to the temptation of going big. As such, “My Own” remains an introspective slow-burner throughout, allowing H.E.R’s vocal performance and lyrics to be the song’s driving force.