I Used to Know Her

I Used to Know Her is the second compilation album by American singer H.E.R., released on August 30, 2019, by RCA Records. The album comprises songs from the singer's EPs I Used to Know Her: The Prelude (2018) and I Used to Know Her: Part 2 (2018), and includes five additional songs, as well as extended editions of the songs "Going", "Be on My Way", and "Lord Is Coming".[2][3]

I Used to Know Her
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Compilation album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2019 (2019-08-30)
Recorded2018–19
GenreR&B
LabelRCA
Producer
H.E.R. chronology
I Used to Know Her: Part 2
(2018)
I Used to Know Her
(2019)
Singles from I Used to Know Her
  1. "Could've Been"
    Released: September 25, 2018[1]
  2. "Hard Place"
    Released: April 4, 2019
  3. "Racks"
    Released: June 25, 2019
  4. "21"
    Released: July 26, 2019

The compilation received a nomination for Album of the Year at the 62nd Grammy Awards, marking H.E.R.'s second consecutive nomination in that category. Lead single and the Bryson Tiller-featured "Could've Been" earned two nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance and second single "Hard Place" received two nominations for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.[4]

Singles and promotionEdit

On April 4, 2019, she released the music video for "Hard Place". She also performed the song live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the 2019 Grammy Awards.[5] On June 25, the single "Racks" was released featuring YBN Cordae.[6] The next single was released on July 26, titled "21".[7]

Critical receptionEdit

I Used to Know Her received positive reviews from critics. At Album of the Year, the album received a score of 73 of 100.[8]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lost Souls" (featuring DJ Scratch)
  • Swagg R'Celious
  • Gitty
  • Bassman Foster
2:33
2."Fate"
3:13
3."Carried Away"
3:41
4."Going (Full)"
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Hue "SoundzFire" Strother
2:53
5."Be on My Way (Full)"
  • Harris
  • Emile II
  • Wilson
  • Ashworth
2:37
6."Can’t Help Me"
  • Wilson
  • Ronald Colson
  • Gitelman
  • Ashworth
  • Gitty
  • Flippa
2:53
7."Something Keeps Pulling Me Back" D'Mile3:05
8."Feel a Way"
  • Elijah Dias
  • Wilson
  • Strother
  • Gitelman
  • Ronald "Flippa" Colson
  • Gitty
  • Flippa
  • Bill Zimmerman
3:27
9."21"
  • Wilson
  • Walter Jones
  • Gitelman
  • King Michael Coy
3:15
10."Racks" (featuring Cordae)
  • Wilson
  • Cordae Dunston
  • Colson
  • Gitelman
  • Bozeman
  • Flippa
  • Gitty
  • Jaron Bozeman
3:41
11."I'm Not OK"
  • Wilson
  • Ashworth
  • Swagg R'Celious
  • D'Mile
3:26
12."Against Me"
  • Carl McCormick
  • Wilson
  • Strother
  • Jeffrey Rashad Williams
  • Nima Jahanbin
  • Paimon Jahanbin
4:30
13."Could've Been" (featuring Bryson Tiller)
  • Harris
  • Emile
  • Wilson
  • Strother
D'Mile4:08
14."Good to Me" 
  • H.E.R.
  • Swagg R'Celious
7:12
15."Take You There"
  • Wilson
  • Ali P
  • Modesty Lycan
  • Edwin Elijah Diaz
  • Flippa
  • Gitty
4:02
16."As I Am"
  • Dias
  • Wilson
  • Strother
  • Gitelman
  • Colson
  • Flippa
  • Gitty
4:00
17."Hard Place (Single Version)"
  • Wilson
  • Harris
  • Amanfu
3:32
18."Uninvited (Live)"  3:43
19."Lord Is Coming" (featuring Cordae)
  • Wilson
  • Alanna Boudreau
  • Craig Balmoris
  • Bēkon
  • The Donuts
6:09

PersonnelEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

Musicians

  • David "Swagg R'celious" Harris – programming (2), drums (14), keyboards (14)
  • Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II – bass, guitar (3)
  • Keith "Bassman" Foster – bass (3, 14)
  • Sam Ashworth – guitar (3, 6)
  • H.E.R. – acoustic guitar (14)
  • Jack Rochon – electric guitar (14)
  • Alonzo "Zo" Harris – organ (14), piano (18), strings (18, 19)
  • Karina Pasian – background vocals (17)
  • Phillip Lewis – keyboards (17)
  • Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins – keyboards (17)
  • Ajanee Hambrick – background vocals (18)
  • Malik Spence – background vocals (18)
  • Melody Giron – cello (18)
  • Carrington Brown – drums (18)
  • Ervin Dede – viola (18)
  • Marissa Licata – violin (18)
  • Sarah Koenig-Plonskier – violin (18)
  • Scott Mulvahill – bass (19)

Technical

  • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer (1–16, 18, 19)
  • Colin Leonard – mastering engineer (17)
  • Miki Tsutsumi – mixing engineer (1, 4, 6, 7, 9–12, 14, 15, 19), recording engineer (1, 3–5, 7, 8, 10–19)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing engineer (2, 17, 19)
  • Phil Tan – mixing engineer (3, 5, 8, 13, 16)
  • Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II – recording engineer (1, 4, 5, 7, 11)
  • Omar Loya – recording engineer (9, 12)
  • Victor Pereyra – recording engineer (15)
  • Derek Keota – recording engineer (17)
  • Joseph Hurtado – recording engineer (17)
  • Carl Barc – recording engineer (18)
  • Ciel Eckard-Lee – recording engineer (19)
  • Bill Zimmerman – engineer (3)
  • Ayana Depas – assistant engineer (1, 4, 6, 9–12, 14, 15, 17)
  • Jaron Bozeman – assistant engineer (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13)
  • Jacob Richards – assistant engineer (2, 17)
  • Michael Seaberg – assistant engineer (2, 17)
  • Rashawn Mclean – assistant engineer (2, 17)
  • Phillip Martelly – assistant engineer (15)
  • Ben Fusel – assistant engineer (17)
  • Sean Klein – assistant engineer (18)
  • DJ Riggins – assistant engineer (19)

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 86

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "2020 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Winners List". GRAMMY.com. November 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "H.E.R. Chooses Between Love & a 'Hard Place' in New Video: Watch". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Hear H.E.R., YBN Cordae on Sensual New Song 'Racks'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "See H.E.R. Celebrate Her Whirlwind Year in '21' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 August 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "H.E.R. - I Used To Know Her". Album of The Year.
  9. ^ "Credits / I Used To Know Her / H.E.R." Tidal. August 3, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  10. ^ "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (2/2)". Billboard on Twitter. Retrieved September 10, 2019.