The story of HER is about tragedy and triumph, and about two friends — Victor Solf and Simon Carpentier. They met in 2007, started making music inspired by old school soul à la Otis Redding and post-Yeezus hip-hop, and formed HER in 2015. Success followed quickly as Five Minutes soundtracked an iPhone campaign and the duo released two EPs. Merging dreamy new wave pop with a jazz undercurrent, they crisscrossed the globe. Then Simon lost a long, quiet, and arduous battle with cancer in August 2017. With his friend’s spirit always close by, Victor continued working on the duo’s 2018 major label full-length debut, HER.