When I first heard Elle Varner’s single “Only Wanna Give It To You,” I was blown away. The young singer delivers an absurdly good pop single, combined with a throwback hook, and filling the radio with something other than auto-tuned pop divas. But let’s not front. She has the chops. Other songs from her upcoming album Perfectly Imperfect, like “Refill,” and “Soundproof Room,” as solid R&B screamers, and her being managed by the same team that launched Alicia Keys to stardom dosen’t hurt.
To say that Elle is quirky is an understatement. She’s everything an R&B chick is not. Goofy, funny, and self-deprecating, yet good looking and more then talented. She’s classically trained in multiple instruments and she is also a graduate of the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music for starters.
When we sat down with her a few months ago at the Madison Avenue offices of her label, Sony/RCA, we were treated to a delightfully candid interview with the soul singer. She talks about growing up in her music industry household and her award for “Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Class.” Again, she’s Perfectly Imperfect.
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