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Elle Varner Teases Sophomore LP ‘Ellevation’ & Says Why She Comes To ESSENCE Every Year
Elle Varner is getting ready to do something she hasn’t done in seven years: drop a new album! Ellevation, the follow up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect, is due out July 12.
We caught up with the GRAMMY-nominated R&B singer/songwriter backstage at ESSENCE Fest in New Orleans, where she told us what she hopes fans take away from her new album.
“I want them to be uplifted and inspired,” Varner said. “I want them to be inspired by my journey, that everything wasn’t perfect… but I still pushed through and I elevated, and I want them to as well.”
I really can’t believe I’m dropping a full project in less than 30 days pic.twitter.com/oFobWzhH9F
— Elle Varner (@ellevarner) June 17, 2019
Varner also talked about what makes ESSENCE special, saying, ““There’s always something new, fresh, exciting, and it’s always an experience, especially as a Black woman where you get to be with your people in such a loving, welcoming, rich environment.”