Capping Off A Compelling Offering From Start To Finish, The Soulful California-Bred R&B Singer Captivated A Sold-Out Bomb Factory Crowd On Sunday Night.
Fresh off not one but five Grammy nominations, H.E.R stopped off at Dallas’ The Bomb Factory for a sold-out gig on Sunday night with Philly native Bri Steves and New Jersey’s Tone Stith in tow as openers for a soulful night that lived up to its considerable hype.
Though all relative newcomers on the national landscape, these three performers each captivated Dallas audiences with well-rehearsed sets that emphasized songwriting and vocal prowess over excessive theatrics.
Following a tour-handled, on-stage sing-off from local fans, Stith kicked off the formal performances of the night, endearing himself to the crowd with a dance-filled offering to pair with his swoon-inducing falsetto.
Steves followed and similarly charmed during her own first-ever North Texas appearance with an energetic offering infused by sharing tales of her leap from attending a H.E.R. show last year to being part of it this year, and also by providing a spirited rendition of her hit single “Jealousy,” which The Bomb Factory crowds instantly recognized from its placement on the soundtrack to HBO’s Insecure.
But the ever-mysterious H.E.R. took the cake on this night indeed. Awash in heavy red and blue lighting, the performer opened her set on guitar, sharing a stirring rendition of her current single “Carried Away.” From there, she continued crafting an intimate, warm vibe throughout her headlining offering, which was itself highlighted by a mid-set tête-à-tête with Stith, who joined H.E.R. to essentially compete over who could sing the higher note — a game Stith actually won.
Hey, it was the least H.E.R. could do after having so captivated throughout the rest of her performance.