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Keke Palmer has a full schedule lately. The 28-year-old actress has three new movies, not too long ago joined the forged of “Legendary” on HBO Max, and simply final yr hosted the official Met Gala telecast.
Between all that, she’s discovering time to take a stroll down reminiscence lane with a nostalgia-infused rerecording of her tune “Bottoms Up,” which was initially launched in 2007. The tune now has a 2022 spin however nonetheless has connections to the early aughts: the director of the video, Lawrence Murray, was one among Palmer’s street-team members who she met when she was 12.
“I’ve numerous new music coming [with a] undertaking entitled ‘Large Boss,'” Palmer tells POPSUGAR. “I assumed it might be a boss transfer to resurface a fan favourite [and] rerecord it, in order that I personal it.”
The inspiration for the up to date music video is “magnificence, expression, and femininity,” she says. The latter half of the video is definitely an homage to the practice that Palmer used within the “Hold It Movin'” video again in 2009.
General, she desires followers to stroll away with a powerful sense of how the previous could be modernized. Certainly, in an period when the Y2K resurgence is almost inconceivable to flee, it is the right time to feed into our collective nostalgia.
“Music is timeless,” Palmer says. “Creativity is ever evolving, and a number of the most enjoyable is available in taking one thing previous and making it new once more.”
The identical could be stated of Palmer’s method to trend. Whereas she’s fairly actually grown up within the business during the last 20 years, she asserts that her type has remained comparatively the identical. Her important priorities are self-expression and luxury, irrespective of the period and the reigning traits of the day.
“[My style] continues to be fairly whimsical and sensible,” she says. “I do not suppose I’ve modified an excessive amount of. I am nonetheless simply expressing me and what I really feel in each second.”
When she wants a put-together outfit in a couple of minutes or much less — a frequent incidence, given Palmer’s packed schedule — the standby she all the time reaches for is reliably low-key but sneakily trendy.
“Creativity is ever evolving, and a number of the most enjoyable is available in taking one thing previous and making it new once more.”
“A white tank high and denims with some cool sort of sneak, generally with the addition of a blazer,” she says. “I all the time love a blazer. Makes me really feel informal but critical, which is my temper most occasions.”
Of the various crimson carpets Palmer has walked, hosted, and attended, it isn’t stunning she struggles to slim down an all-time-favorite crimson carpet second. But there’s one ensemble that eternally stands out in her thoughts, partially as a result of it was harking back to a present that holds a particular place in ’90s children’ hearts.
“I all the time liked this outfit I wore to the 2014 BET Awards,” she says. “I used to be sort of like a Energy Ranger.” (That yr, she wore an Alon Livné gown and Saint Laurent heels.)
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Looking forward to the remainder of 2022, Palmer is gearing up for one among her greatest tasks thus far: a music film. “It is a narrative that follows my new album, nearly like a musical,” she shares. “I wrote it and directed it. I am actually excited to launch it — I simply need to be sure that it is good!”