It’s only been a few months since Gabriella Wilson, aka H.E.R., dropped her latest album I Used to Know Her, but she already has a clear vision of its follow-up.
The rising star recently discussed her future plans with Rolling Stone, and explained that she wants her next album to have more chord changes and live instruments.
“In general, I definitely want to hear more records with chord changes and more people taking pride in the quality of the sound rather than just taking a loop and putting a beat under it,” H.E.R. told the magazine.
She also named Quincy Jones and Rodney Jerkins as artists who perfectly embrace this approach, because “they were looking for that feeling, as opposed to looking for that hit.”
Wilson also took a moment to discuss how her parents influenced her musical taste while she was growing up. Her mom was a huge fan of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige, while her dad had a band that covered hits from Prince, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.