Elle Varner is pouring her heart and soul into her sophomore album. The R&B songstress has announced the title of her new “gut-wrenching” body of work.
4 Letter Word, the follow-up to 2012’s Perfectly Imperfect, was executive produced by Pop & Oak, who produced the majority of her debut including her Grammy-nominated single “Refill.”
Over the next several weeks, Elle will provide a sneak peek with four new tracks. Each will be dedicated to a different four letter word that expresses the sentiment of the song.
The first, “Cold Case,” was released last week and focuses on the word “love.” Following the buzz tracks, Elle will debut her first official single with her album set to arrive later this summer.
“The album is a beautifully gut-wrenching body of songs that I went to a very vulnerable place to create,” said Elle. “The title is open to interpretation, hence the symbols used in the campaign – ‘>[email protected]!’ It’s whatever you feel when you experience the album. Does ‘>[email protected]!’ 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.”
Listen to “Cold Case” below.