“Damage” by H.E.R.
H.E.R. is singing to her significant other on the song “Damage”. And what the title of the song is based on is his potential to do her emotional “damage”. In other words, the singer understands that by falling/being in love, she is making herself vulnerable to her partner. Also personally speaking, she is in fact the sensitive type.
So basically the purpose of this tune is to remind him of these realities. And in the midst of doing so, H.E.R. is accordingly telling the addressee that he should be “careful” with the things he does and says to her.
The producer of “Damage” is Cardiak. And he also served as one of the track’s co-writers along with H.E.R., Ant Clemons, Tiara Thomas and the legendary production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Moreover, Ant Clemons provides backup vocals on the track.
RCA Records and MBK Entertainment released this song on 21 October 2020. It samples an earlier, 1987 tune entitled “Making Love in the Rain” by Herb Alpert.