One of the more unexpected moments of Sunday (March 29) night’s nationally-aired Concert For America featured two-time Grammy-winning R&B virtuoso H.E.R. breaking out some new music. Performing from a couch in New York City, the 22-year old singer-songwriter didn’t let the coronavirus quarantine prevent her from sharing “Keep Holding On,” a so-far-unreleased track.
Performing with just an acoustic guitar, the artist born Gabriella Wilson let the new track speak for itself. Filled with passionate, soulful vocals, the lyrics of the new track appeared to chronicle the desperate moments of a relationship on the brink of breaking.
H.E.R. has already released a handful of new songs — including the YG collaboration “Slide” — following the release of her 2019 compilation I Used to Know Her. She’s yet to share further details regarding her next full-length project.
For now though, she did her part to benefit those affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; proceeds from iHeart Living Room Concert For America go toward charitable organizations like Feeding America and First Responders Children’s Foundation. Hosted by Elton John, the hour-long Fox special also featured at-home performances from Alicia Keys, Sam Smith and many others.