DJ Floetic caught up with H.E.R immediately following her performance on the Vancouver stop of the ‘Set It Off’ Tour. We chatted about her EP’s, relationships, who she would like to work with and more!
HHV: We are in the second week of the tour, how has it been so far and what have you learned?
H.E.R: It’s been amazing. I’m learning so much. So far we’ve been to Houston, Atlanta, LA, Vegas and my home The Bay. We have so much to transport. I’ve learned every single person on the tour counts, from the lighting to the sound, it’s all so important every night.
HHV: We were in the crowd tonight. Your vocals and band are all planned out so meticulously. How much work went into preparing your set?
H.E.R: It’s been months of work with my band and background singers. We’ve been working together for years, musically they are like my big brothers and sisters. We plan out the hits, timing and vocal moments but usually we are out there jamming every night. It’s something different almost every night.
HHV: You released a prolific short film directed by Sean Frank. Can you speak on how that video came together?
H.E.R: He wanted to do a video to my music, I just thought Id see what its about and was intrigued to see his vision. We talked through different parts of it. He did his thing. In the future I want to do my own visuals. It was a perfect introduction in what to expect doing videos.
HHV: Can you speak on relationships being a common theme throughout your music.
H.E.R: It’s an evolution of women, women in relationships and how men can affect your perspective on love. Being around different people in relationships shape you as a women and it’s something I represent. Its all stuff I go through.