H.E.R’s Golden Globe nomination for ’70s soul empowerment anthem “Fight For You” is moving and deserving

Sitting pretty at 23, with two Grammy Awards and a slew of keen-eyed socio-political standpoints to back her sound, H.E.R. just got nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and it’s pivotal proof that she’s fast changing the game for herself. 

“Fight For You” serves as a centerpiece to the soundtrack of upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures feature film, Judas and the Black Messiah, and features among a star-studded soundtrack cast which includes Jay Z, G Herbo, Lil Durk, A$AP Rocky and more. The full soundtrack album dropped in early February ahead of the release of the film itself and the Golden Globes wasted no time in plucking H.E.R.’s soulful jazz anthem from the pile to place it on top. 

Compellingly in keeping with the blatant ethical stances which undercuts her music, Judas and the Black Messiah is inspired by the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago – and if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s about to be one of the most powerful films on the revolution to date. 

Produced by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II and H.E.R., “Fight For You” is replete in the revolutionary sounds of the ’60’s and ’70’s: all brass, bass, percussion and liquid honey vocals reeling out social and racial injustices, to bring life to a track which is as relevant now as it was then. And that, right there, is where the track makes its mark. A chain-breaking, fist-raising clarion call.