Elle Varner is getting fans ready for the anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2012 debut album Perfectly Imperfect. The soulful songstress will return this year with her sophomore LP, 4 Letter Word.
The new album is said to feature an eclectic, soulful and progressive sound from Elle, revealing a personal side to her that will surely resonate with fans.
As a special treat, the songstress will provide a sneak peek of four new tracks over the next several weeks. Each of the new tracks will be dedicated to a different four letter word that expresses the sentiment of the song. The first track, “Cold Case” released last week, focused on the all important word, love. However, Elle is not singing its praises; instead she delivers a revenge laced tale of a relationship gone sour. Following the album teasers, the vocalist will release her official first single from 4 Letter Word, which is set to be released later this summer.
“The album is a beautifully gut wrenching body of songs that I went to a very vulnerable place to create,” says Elle. “The title is open to interpretation, hence the symbols used in the campaign – “>$@!” It’s whatever you feel when you experience the album. Does “>$@!” stand for love? Pain? Life? That’s for the listener to decide. 4 Letter Word has the kind of range that can’t be embodied by a single word or phrase.”
4 Letter Word is executive produced by hitmaking duo, Pop & Oak (Nicki Minaj, Big Sean), who contributed to Elle’s debut project, producing her hit single “Refill,” which received a 2013 Grammy Award nomination for “Best R&B Song.”
Are you excited for Elle’s return?? Stay tuned for the new songs coming soon!