Keke Palmer is officially back on the music scene.
The 23-year-old actress dropped a visual EP, Lauren, on Friday, which offers fans a glimpse of Palmer’s vulnerable side, as well as a peek into the production of the album.
The visual album contains five tracks, including “Jealous,” “Pressure,” “Got Me F**ked Up,” which features rapper Dreezy, “Doubtful,” and “Hands Free.”
“I want you to get to know me, because I want you to understand where I’m coming from,” Palmer says before “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.”
Watch the visual album below:
“[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,” Palmer 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.”
Lauren is available on iTunes and Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.
ET caught up with Palmer earlier this year, where she dished all about her new “grown-up” sound.
“I’m excited for what people are going to feel when they hear this album,” she said. “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.”
See more in the video below.