When RCA Records sent out an early stream of a new album to select music press a month ago, it came with a caveat: The identity of the artist would be kept secret.
No publicity stills or bio were offered with the seven-track project from a new R&B singer who only goes by the moniker H.E.R.
“I can’t tell you much about H.E.R. just yet but give it a listen,” the label stated in the one-line press release that accompanied the album.
Simply titled “H.E.R., Vol. 1,” the release quickly caught fire online despite the lack of information. It turns out that people love a good mystery.