Since the COVID-19 outbreak changed daily life in the U.S., music has served as a vital healing component for those in need of any mental and spiritual nourishment. On Monday (April 6), H.E.R. gallantly did her part with the launch of Girls with Guitars, a weekly Instagram series featuring performances, covers and special guests that have already included Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, and Umi.
"The thing about Girls With Guitars is it's just about girls who are passionate about music and they play guitar. I think that's what all of them have in common," H.E.R. told Billboard regarding her three surprise guests. "All of them have really different vibes, but are super talented, super dope and can make anybody just stop and listen. I don't think there's enough women supporting women, especially in this time. It is that time to show love to other people and show love to other artists."
For two hours on Monday night, H.E.R. and her dream team of guitar heroes kept listeners entranced with soothing renditions of Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" and Amy Winehouse's "Valerie." And when H.E.R. was feeling generous, the Grammy-winning singer gifted fans bite-sized samples of unreleased music, including the gem of the night, "Passcode."