After showing the world how “Bossy” she was, Keke Palmer is back to win the hearts of R&B lovers with her new record “Better to Have Loved.”
The versatile performer brings down her borders and opts for a more vulnerable approach on this record as she riffs to lyrical content that is neither stinging nor celebratory.
“Want this / Even if it’s just for a moment / Even if it leads to nothing,” Palmer sings with confidence and a sense of underlying gratitude.
The power R&B holds when an artist is allowed to be unapologetic often yields some performer’s best work. And while the vocal work on “Better to Have Loved” is stunted for purposeful impact, Palmer still emotes well enough so that audiences can latch onto a feeling behind the lyrics.
To bring more attention to “Better To Have Loved,” Palmer did a stripped-down live performance on Music Choice.
Listen to the mellow record below.
Words by Edward Dave