Keke Palmer is officially back. Over-the-weekend, the “Scream Queens” actress took a page out of Beyonce’s book when she dropped “Lauren,” a visual album offering fans a glimpse of vulnerability, as well as an inside look into the production of the EP.
Consisting of five tracks including “Jealous”, “Pressure”, “Got Me F**ked Up,” which features rapper Dreezy, “Doubtful”. “Hands Free,” house parties, puppets, and more, the musician got candid about digging deep for content.
“I want you to get to know me, because I want you to understand where I’m coming from,” Palmer says before segueing into “Doubtful”. “The song is showcasing my vulnerability of unrequited love, you know what I mean? Where I’ve been in the position where I thought I loved somebody so much to the point where I really wanted to hate this mother**ker, if that meant we could have some kind of consistent charge of energy.”
“[Lauren is] my birth name, Keke is a nickname. After creating the EP, I came to the conclusion that [Lauren] would be the best title for it,” the 23-year-old explained to People. “This is about a girl that you don’t know outside of the perfection of my fame and my popularity. This is a girl from Chicago, this is the foundation of who Keke is. So I wanted to introduce you to her.”
Earlier this year, the “True Jackson VP” alum revealed fans would soon get a taste of her new “grownup sound,” telling ET, “I’m excited for what people are going to feel when they hear this album … It’s a very experimental album for me, and I’m trying a lot of new things and I’m, you know, just allowing myself to just freely create, no limits.”
Lauren is available on iTunes and Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.