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Elle Varner Sings National Anthem at EBC Basketball Challenge, Talks New Album


Elle Varner is getting ready to return with her sophomore album, so she has started making her appearances and promo performances. This past Sunday the soulful songstress helped kick off the EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, by singing the National Anthem.

“I put some flavor on it. Everybody’s heard the song a million times, so I did my thing. I had fun,” she told TrueExclusives following the performance. Additionally, Elle shared some info on her upcoming album.

“I’m making a very positive shift in my career with this album,” she said. “It’s all about artistry and being authentic and the message. It’s more soulful in the sense that you feel it in different ways.”

Earlier this month, she debuted her new single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg. Her sophomore album 4 Letter Word is due out this fall.

Check out Elle’s patriotic performance below. How do you think she did??

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

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Elle Varner has been keeping fans covered with promising material from her anticipated sophomore album 4 Letter Word this year, but now the singer finally debuts her official lead single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg.

A self-professed quirky nerd, Elle delivers a new anthem for all the homebodies! Over hip hop drums the single is an irresistible midtempo about being out at the club, but wishing you were at home with the one you love.

“DJ playing all these love songs, like I really need that / And I’m about to get so messed up, like I really need that,” she sings while Ferg makes a great offer in his verse, proposing an evening on the couch watching Martin.

Take a listen to the smooth new single below!

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Elle Varner Hits ’106 & Park,’ Performs ‘Cold Case’


Beautiful songbird Elle Varner is proving to everyone that she’s still got it. Hitting BET’s 106 and Park, the big haired songstress performed her latest single, “Cold Case“.

Found on her sophomore album 4 Letter Word – which serves as the follow-up to 2012′s Perfectly Imperfect – the new single shows Elle in a different light. Citing her sound as “trap jazz,” she stated:

“It’s the product of a girl who grew up listening to Ying Yang Twins and Ella Fitzgerald. I like to keep the beat rocking, but I have those jazzy vocals. I can’t get away from that.”

Set to be released this year, 4 Letter Word is what Elle cites as an open letter. Discussing everything about coming of age as a woman, the album should be a change of lanes from its predecessor.

Until then, check out what the Music Matters star is working with below:

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New Music: BET Presents: Music Matters Compilation Vol. 1 (Preview)

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BET Music Matters is prepping for the release of their very first compilation album entitled BET Presents Music Matters Vol. 1. The LP is being released on June 23 in conjunction with the BET Experience, a 3-day concert event at L.A. Live surrounding the BET Awards, which airs live on June 29.

BET Music Matters is a multi-platform initiative that identifies and exposes new ground breaking artists and music across BET and Centric properties, as well as through national tours and monthly showcases. The platform has helped launch the careers of some of today’s hottest talent including Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, J. Cole, Elle Varner, Marsha Ambrosius and more.

The album contains new music as well as previous tracks not commercially released from mixtapes or remixes from the likes of Miguel, Marsha Ambrosius, Mack Wilds, J. Cole, Big Sean, Melanie Fiona, Elle Varner and more.

Giving fans an early preview of the album, BET has shared a 7 track preview stream. Take a listen below!

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New Music: Elle Varner – F*ck It All

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Elle Varner is completely fed up and ready to call it quits on “F*ck It All,” the fourth release in her Four Letter Word series.

With a raw and edgy delivery in her voice, the soulful songstress highlights the ‘loss’ of sanity that heartbreak can sometimes bring, but she brushes it off by simply saying three little words.

“Got my heart on the edge of my seat / Don’t want to break it / Anymore than it already is, pieces of me on the floor…I won’t this rob me of my joy,” she sings.

Elle is currently working on her sophomore album 4 Letter Word, which is due out later this year.

Take a listen to her latest release below:

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New Music: Elle Varner – Little Do You Know


Sultry songbird Elle Varner is back with the third installment in her 4 Letter Word series. This time showcasing the word “LIVE,” the young belle comes back hitting hard with the soulful track, “Little Do You Know“.

Dressed in all white against a blue backdrop, Elle keeps the four letter words flowing while we patiently await her sophomore album. Serving as the second to last single in the teaser campaign, “Little Do You Know” has the singer belting out from the pits of her soul in what could be known as her most vulnerable track yet.

Cooing, “Little do you know all of the lights are on, but no one’s home,” the new song is sure to catch the attention of many sides of R&B listeners. Positioned in a firm spot on her album, the Pop & Oak produced track will be a hard one to follow in the next installment.

Fall into a trance with the soulful sound below:

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New Music: Elle Varner – See Me Tonight


Continuing with her early ‘4 Letter Word‘ promo, singer Elle Varner releases the second installment in her series. Titled, “See Me Tonight,” the soulful belle tries a little something new this time around.

Fresh off the heels of her last impressive release “Cold Case,” Elle chooses to make “lies” the focal point of this installment. Letting out the hurt instead of love on the song, an ever emotional Elle cries out, “Looks like we’ve got a serpent in the sheets, I fear, who never really was in love with me.”

Reminiscent of something that we would hear on an Amy Winehouse project, Miss Varner lets us know just why she doesn’t want anyone to see her tonight.

Take a listen to the track below and tell us if you’re feeling it or not.

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Elle Varner Preps Fans for New Album ’4 Letter Word’ with 4 New Songs

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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.

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