Keke Palmer just made a major revelation – she recorded an entire album while starring on True Jackson, VP that she never released!
The 22-year-old Scream Queens actress explained to fans that when she was sixteen she struggled with depression and anxiety, feeling as though she was suppressing who she really was to please her record labels.
“These are the words I was afraid to stand behind because I had too much anxiety and could not process my experiences and how they were separate from the spirit of who I was… I let the labels confusion of me not being able to fit in a box become MY confusion of me. It was almost as if I was “divergent” (which we all are) and I was being ridiculed and not supported because the industry couldn’t understand it. I swallowed my voice for so long and felt that I would not release this music because I was sick of the music business turning its back on me!!” she explained on her website.
Keke added, “It wasn’t until many years later (now) that I have listened back on these records and realized I have always known the truth of who I was I just allowed others perception of me to become my perception of myself. I did not spread my wings because I was told I couldn’t fly a certain way and I believed it!…My anxiety, caused by the habit of unconsciously holding my breath, coupled with the stress of my personal life at that time created a lot of hard years of depression for me. However, I am exalted now because God brings it to you when you are ready, not when you think you are. I am now right where I should be and I can see with my heart that I have always known who I am and who I want to be.”
Keke is now ready to share the album, which she titled “Waited to Exhale,” with her fans. The entire album is available to be streamed on SoundCloud.
Take a listen to “Waited to Exhale” below…
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