H.E.R. Delivers A Smooth Rendition Of “As I Am” On ‘The Tonight Show’
H.E.R. stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to perform a super smooth rendition of “As I Am” off her latest EP, I Used to Know Her: The Prelude.
Taking the stage with her hair down and some big frame shades, the neo-soul singer stays true to self, forcing the audience to direct attention to the music, not her.
Inspired by her idols, Prince and Lauryn Hill, H.E.R. embodies the influence of their music with her entire essence. Transitioning from the keys to strings on the dimly-lit stage, the 21-year-old vocalist showcases her range as an artist as she pops out from behind the keys to take center stage with her electric guitar as the song gains momentum.
“You’re like the sweetest thing I know like my favorite Lauryn song/ And I need you really bad/ Don’t take me for granted/ You’ll be regretting it/ Oh, I should be your last,” croons the velvety singer.
Acting as the final track of the EP, “As I Am” is a love ballad that exposes H.E.R.’s deep emotion and vulnerability in relationships.
Raw, pure and honest, be sure to watch the performance up top.