Elle Varner‘s comeback is on 100. On Thursday (July 4), the talented musician stopped by ABC’s Good Morning America to bring the fireworks with two explosive performances.
Varner, dressed in a sexy red romper, put her raspy vocals and guitar skills to the test as she sang her latest radio single “Kinda Love” and “Loving U Blind.” Unsurprisingly, she won the studio audience over with both sets.
Varner’s GMA appearance is part of her roll out for her forthcoming full-length mixtape, Ellevation, due July 12 via eOne Music. The upcoming release includes previously shared songs “Casanova” and “Pour Me” featuring Wale. Ellevation is an interim project until the arrival of her sophomore album.
“I would say that it’s like an appetizer and an entree,” said Varner to Rated R&B about the difference between her mixtape and second album. “The first couple of [singles] I’m releasing, you get kind of a preview of where I’m going musically. I tend to go left most of the time in some ways. If the track is trap, then the vocals are jazzy. If the track is jazzy, the vocals are maybe more pop. It’s always like a juxtaposition of things that wouldn’t always be accepted to go together.”
She continued, “I think also the storytelling on these next two projects is a lot more intimate. It’s a lot of real things that I’ve experienced. It’s a lot of things that people want to know about me that they might not get from [social media] but you’ll be like, ‘Oh okay, that’s what she was talking about on the album.'”