Few artists have had a better 2012 than singer-songwriter Elle Varner.
She’s even had first lady Michelle Obama endorse her music.
Her easily relatable lyrics about matters of the heart, combined with her unique look and fashion sense, make Varner a much-needed breath of fresh air in what some consider a stale genre.
Even though she’s had individual success, Varner expresses her excitement about some of the newer artists to R&B and what they can collectively accomplish in the genre.
“The current class of R&B is like a volcano set to erupt,” said Elle Varner.
As she wraps up the Chapter 5 tour with Miguel and headliner Trey Songz, the “Refill” singer sat down with theGrio to discuss state of R&B, and what she has learned about herself over the past year.