Daniel Caesar & H.E.R. Show Great Soul Music Lives On (Video)
Within only four years time Oshawa, Ontario native Daniel Caesar has stepped forth as one of the most exciting new voices of Soul music. While he did not win the Grammy for “Best R&B Performance” this year, he was nominated in the company of Bruno Mars, SZA, and Kehlani. Further, back home in Canada, he Daniel did nab the Juno Award for “R&B/Soul Recording Of The Year” for his 2017 album Freudian. The project delivers the full album fans had been waiting for since his debut EP, Praise Break, in 2014. It features a handful of duets that pair the singer with some exceptional female talents, including Kali Uchis, Syd, and H.E.R. (which stands for Having Everything Revealed).
In these times of political turmoil and strife, it’s important to appreciate the silver linings. Daniel Caesar’s latest single off his independent Freudian, “Best Part,” features H.E.R. and celebrates how love can give life purpose. The song unpacks how finding that special someone can make everything feel right.
Last night Jimmy Kimmel had these young talents on as his musical guests and the pair impressed with a stripped down version of “Best Part.” The performance lets both vocalists shine, while also conveying a palpable synergy between the two in a way that surpasses the original.
Notably, this song also appears on H.E.R.’s eponymous 2017 LP. Both albums charted well, with Caesar peaking at #24 and H.E.R. at #56.