H.E.R. Grooves on 'Tonight Show' With Velvety 'As I Am': Watch
H.E.R. performed the funky “As I Am” from her I Used to Know Her: The Prelude EP on The Tonight Show on Tuesday night (Oct. 9). The 21-year-old singer, who has only been a part of the R&B scene since 2016, has already established an identity for herself — and that identity is: no identity. H.E.R., stands for “Having Everything Revealed,” and that’s exactly what the singer doesn’t want to happen. She desires for people to focus on her music, not the person behind the mic.
With that context, it wasn't surprising that the singer donned one of her usual pairs of oversized sunglasses during her Fallon performance. Backed by a full band and lit by a cool, purple glow, the singer started the finger-popping slow jam from behind a keyboard before moving center stage to take the spotlight.
As the song gained momentum, her deep, smooth voice crooned, “Tell me I’m the best, I am," while she began strumming her electric guitar for the second verse. She brought it all home by giving the DJ a record-scratching solo on the jam that was a smooth hybrid of Lauryn Hill-style soul and Prince funk.
Watch the performance below.