H.E.R. (born Gabi Wilson) has come through with a new track that will accompany the official soundtrack to Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan’s film What Men Want. The new tune hears Gabi steering away from her usual laid back, mellow nighttime R&B music to more of an upbeat, catchy hand-clapping track.
The lyrics echo the same sentiments of the movie’s theme, about a woman thinking about what she needs to do succeed in a “man’s world” and wanting freedom to grow in her career without certain constraints.
Gabi will be at this weekend’s 61st annual Grammy since she’s pulled in a well-deserved five nominations. “[…] I didn’t even drop an album,” she said of her last project. “It’s my project, it’s my two EPs together and it’s not even an album. It was literally a “It’s time for me to drop music. I finally realized who I was. Let me just see what happens” [kind of thing]. Then, two years later, a sold-out tour and five Grammy nominations.”