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Listen: Elle Varner Shares Unreleased Songs “The Cutter” and “Wanderer”

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Elle Varner may have pushed her sophomore album, Four Letter Word, back until early next year, but the soulful singer-songwriter isn’t leaving her fans out in the cold this month.

Feeling inspired by Throwback Thursday, the R&B songstress took to her Soundcloud page to upload two, previously-unreleased songs, which she penned and recorded during her college days.

The first titled, “The Cutters,” is an acoustic guitar led ballad inspired by the most hurtful words you could say while in a relationship. The second, “Wanderer,” is also guitar led, and finds Elle letting her feelings out as she debates about a lover that will be out of her life as fast as he came into it.

Both records are highlighted by her signature raspy tone and honest lyrics. Take a listen below:

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K. Michelle Clears Air about Beef with Elle Varner

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K. Michelle surprised many when during a past radio interview revealed that her falling out with fellow singer Elle Varner, who she had previously called a real friend, steamed from her starting to act, dress and even write songs similar to her style.

There was a brief back-and-forth on social media, but never anything serious. However, any previous feelings now seem to be in the past, as K has revealed that there is no bad blood between them.

Speaking with HipHollywood on the red carpet at the ‘ASCAP: Women Behind The Music’ event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, K opened up about her relationship and feelings toward the “Don’t Wanna Dance” singer.

“I think that she is a creative soul, and anybody that bares their soul through music, we’re always goin to have somewhat of a connection,” she said. Giving props where props are due, K also shared her love for Elle’s new video for “F*ck It All.”

It’s good to see the two ladies are back on positive terms. Peep the interview clip below:

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Video: Elle Varner – ‘F**k It All’

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Elle Varner‘s forthcoming sophomore album is all about the power of words, four letter words specifically, and today she has returned with a music video for possibly her most blunt record from the album, “F**ck It All.” The track was originally released as a promo back in April, and finds the soulful singer/songwriter delivering a powerful mantra inspired by personal moments, that she hopes can inspire listeners to help push through the BS.

“[It] is an exploration into the darker side of my mind,” Elle told The Fader about the Pop & Oak-produced song. “The most haunting thing about the tune for me is that I never break from the light, airy, melancholic melody until the very end. It was a challenge as a writer and singer to stay on one melody and chorus lyric—“f*ck it all”—and let only the verse lyrics grow in intensity.”

Inspired by heartbreak, Varner says the simple saying can apply wherever you need it: “When you’re counting the hours at your job, making a change in your life big or small, or are simply ready to throw up your hands and accept what is happening at that moment, maybe there is something you need to let go of. I certainly did so myself.”

In the Duncan Winecoff-directed visual, Elle gives a glimpse of what happens when emotions are high and the pain runs deep. Her new album 4 Letter Word is expected to be released this fall.

Peep the new video below:

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Elle Varner Performs “Don’t Wanna Dance” on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

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The new season of ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ is under way, and gracing the stage on Monday as the musical guest was none other than Elle Varner. The soulful vocalist delivered her first televised performance of current single “Don’t Wanna Dance,” sans A$AP Ferg.

Rocking a white and black Varsity style jacket and ripped black jeans, Elle showed her confident, sexy new persona performing the homebody anthem for the live audience.

The singer is currently prepping for the release of her anticipated sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is coming this fall.

Watch her hit the ‘Big Sexy’ (as Queen Latifah calls it) stage below:

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Video: Elle Varner feat. A$AP Ferg – Don’t Wanna Dance

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The beauty known as Elle Varner is back and we couldn’t appreciate it any more.

While there has been a lot of talk surrounding her upcoming album Four Letter Word, the real talk has been about her current single, “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg. Now, the soulful singer has finally delivered a great visual to accompany the great song.

Dressed in all white, the curly haired songstress finds herself running into an old flame at a party that she’s not quite over yet. Sure to be something every woman can relate to, Elle makes us fall in love with her cuteness all over again.

Watch her brand new video below:

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Listen: Elle Varner Releases Inspiring New Song “One Love”

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As much of the nation has been saddened and angered by the senseless killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, soulful songstress Elle Varner hopes to do her part by spreading the message of “One Love.”

The singer has released the uplifting new call-to-action song, produced by DJ Dahi, in wake of the shooting and continued rise in gun violence and unmerited killings.

“Imagine no one needing guns all at once, impossible maybe / But we’ve never tried it / The whole world in silence, respecting each other, our gods and our brothers killing with kindness,” she sings with her raspy tone.

“Whoever you are, wherever you are in the world, and whatever pain you may be suffering….this song is for you,” said Elle. “This song is for #MikeBrown and the people of #Ferguson. It is for #HadiyaPendleton and the people of #Chicago. It is for the lives being destroyed in #Gaza. It is for people all over the world who need help and healing. This song is a wakeup call! We are all in this together believe it or not…..we all cry the same tears and bleed the same blood. Life is an incredible gift that everyone deserves! Please help spread the message and post this song hashtagging anything happening in the world that matters to you. Thank you.”

Elle has currently been working on and prepping for the release of her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is due out this fall.

Take a listen to her inspiring new song below:

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List: The Best of July – Top 15 Records

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While July is known for record-breaking temperatures, trips to water parks, school shopping and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, it’s known to us in the ThisisRnB offices as another month of solid R&B releases.

Whether you were a fan of Usher and Tanks’s dance heavy tracks or went the more subtle route with either Adrian Marcel or Azekel, there’s no denying that July brought ThisIsRnB listeners some pretty soulful and sultry singles. Following suit of June, July had its slow moments, but as always, true music showed up and showed out! While there’s really no way that we can make everyone happy with our lists, we definitely do the best we can by pulling the tracks that we feel are deserving of being deemed “Best of”.

Therefore, kick off your shoes and relax your feet as we bring you the tracks that had us hitting repeat all month long.

Check out our Best of July – Top 15 Records” below!

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New Music: Chance the Rapper feat. Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner & Jessie Ware – Wonderful Everyday: Arthur

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Buzzing artist Chance the Rapper has given his fans a little gift ahead of his appearance at Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend. The Chicago native and his group The Social Experiment debut “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” a cover of the theme song to the PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur,” which was originally recorded by Ziggy Marley.

The updated track features additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner, Jessie Ware, Francis & The Lights, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale, and Donnie Trumpet.

Check out the feel-good remake below:

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