H.E.R: H.E.R. Vol. 2 review


H.E.R. Vol. 2 EP was released on June 16, 2017 by R&B singer H.E.R. Also, while you're at it, check out my review on Vol. 1 by clicking on the link you see below:


Every Kind Of Way serves as the opener to Vol. 2. This song is where the singer touches on themes like love and emotion to a guy that she has been having a crush on singing, "Baby, the sound of you/ Better than a harmony/ I want you off my mind/ And on me/ Holding me closer than we've ever been before/ This ain't a dream/ You're here with me/ Boy, it don't get no better than you/ For you, I wanna take my time/ All night", and then describes her undying love for this person with the chorus, "I wanna love you in every kind of way/ I wanna please you no matter how long it takes/ If the world should end tomorrow and we only have today/I'm gonna love you in every kind of way."


Say It Again is where the listeners get a chance to hear a different side of H.E.R. as she describes a feeling that she gets when it comes to being with her man with lyrics like, "Show tonight/ I hit all the notes that I know you like/ You know that I'm a pro when I'm on the mic/ We're already here, so turn the lights off, yeah", and "You had a lot to say/ No more talking/ You can use the mouth in other ways/ 'Cause I want it now/ I want it now/ Now". On the chorus, she sings to her love interest, "And I won't say it again/ Oh, you know I don't get naughty for anybody/ I won't say it again/ Even though this ain't the first time/ I tell you one time/ I ain't gon' say it again/ Time to turn/ What you've been asking/ Into actions/ I won't say it again/ I won't say it again".


Still Down is about the singer questioning the change in her romance with lyrics like, "When you need the time, I won't have it/ I'll try not to make it a habit/ But I can't promise that/ Wish I could do that/ Cause you deserve/ Actions and not words/ And you know that I'm worth/ Waiting for/ While I'm out on tour", and then continues on the chorus,"Tell me right now/ Are you still down?/ Are you still down?/Tell me right now/ Are you still down? (Are you?)/ Are you still down?"


Avenue is about a man deserting his feelings for the singer while also flipping the script on her. H.E.R. begins with, "I liked you better on the first date/ I shoulda said what's wrong in the first place/ I don't 'cause you always takin' it the wrong way/ You won't listen you're too busy playin' 2K", and moves on the chorus singing, "I just turned, just turned down your avenue/ I had to you, but I'm mad at you/ You always say that I got a attitude/ But that's you, you was actin' rude/ I had to ask you if you had a few/ Because you always say that I got a attitude".

You can also watch the music video for "Avenue" down below or on YouTube.




Gone Away breaks down the downfall of a relationship singing, "Say, why I'm lookin' at way/ You ain't do nothin' wrong/ I'm wildin'/ It's five, I waited up last night/ Said you got too high/ I'm tired", on the chorus, she admits that she's tired of her lover not being honest saying, "You don't feel a way/ You're gone away/ You don't listen/ You promised you wouldn't change/ It'd stay the same/ But it's different/ We were much happier when/ It was always happy endings".


 On I Won't, H.E.R. talks about her unrequited love for a guy that she has no feelings for singing, "You can't make me love you if I don't/ You can't make me love you if I won't/ You can't change my heart, you're tryin' too hard/ You can't make me love you no I won't, I won't". This song also contains a sample of "I Can't Make You Love Me" by singer Tank.


Changes is about telling the story of what all girls can relate to in the mind, body and soul when it comes to someone that they like. H.E.R. can also relate to something like this as she sings, "Lately, I been going through some changes/ Been running out of maybes/ Boy, I know you're losing patience/ Losing patience/ Losing patience on me". She also shows that she is tired of playing these same games with this guy singing, "Sometimes I get fed up with all the games/ Sometimes you all just act the same/ Maybe I'm the one to blame/ That's just how the game goes/ When you're feeling alone/ Everybody got somebody that they mess with on the low/ Now I just want you to save me/ I just want you to save me, ohhhh".

Click on this link to listen to "Lights On"

Lights On is the final song on H.E.R. Vol. 2. This song where H.E.R. once again shows off her sensual side for her man singing, "It's dark outside/ I'm feeling right with you, oh, you/ Don't turn off the lights/ Can we try something new, oh, new?", and moves on to the chorus with the lyrics, "Leave the lights on/ Leave the, leave the lights on/ Leave 'em lights on/ Leave 'em, leave 'em lights on, on/ Do it side on/ Switch and let me ride on/ Got all night long/ Leave 'em, leave 'em lights on, on, on, on".

I give H.E.R. Vol. 2 a 10/10 because I like how H.E.R. tells this story about the down sides of being in a relationship like finding help to accept losing someone that you love, gaining trust, and also moving on from things that are hard to let go. If you've listened to Vol.1, then you definitely should listen to Vol. 2 guaranteed.

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