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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 06: Singer/songwriter H.E.R. performs at the Intersect music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on December 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

H.E.R. is taking her fans to Jamaica on her new single “Do To Me.” On the reggae-inspired track, she pays homage to Sister Nancy and her 1982 hit single “Bam Bam.”

“Wait (Come on now), what did you do to me?/Way past infatuation/This connection that we make, make/And babe (Ooh)/Keeping me up ’til late/It’s only ’cause I can’t wait ’til/’Til you come to my place, place,” she sings on the first verse.

“All the things you do to me, do to me, do to me, do to me, yeah/All the things you do to me, do to me, do to me, do to me, yeah/I love the way you touch me, hold me, make me wanna sing,” H.E.R. sings on the bass-heavy track.

“Bam, bam-bam, di-dam, bam-bam/None like you, where’d you come from?/Got me hooked, I can’t get enough/Bam, bam-bam, di-dam, bam-bam/None like you, where’d you come from?/Got me hooked on your love, love,” she sings on the bridge, referencing Sister Nancy, whose voice can also be heard in the background as adlibs.

 

Last month, H.E.R. performed at The Roots Picnic, which was a virtual festival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the festival, H.E.R. performed a myriad of her singles, including her popular single “I Can’t Breathe,” which reflects the Black experience with systemic and personal racism as well as police brutality.

On the single, she takes a break from singing and goes into a moment of spoken word. Check out the singer’s performance at The Roots Festival 2020 below.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.