I’m not sure what I expected to hear when I played Elle Varner’s ‘Perfectly Imperfect,’ but I do know she exceeded them by far. Lately when I listen to a album I skip through half of it because one, the CD doesn’t flow, or two because I simply don’t like the songs. In this case, I loved the CD so much it was very hard for me to pick my top 3 Besa Favs.
My top 3 favorites on the album are ‘Sound Proof Room,’ ‘Not Tonight,’ and ‘I Don’t Care.’ One thing I love about this album is it almost tells the story of a relationship from start middle to end.
In ‘Sound Proof Room’ Elle Varner sings about a man she’s ready to take it to the next leave with “Want you demonstrate your physical advantage, am I sounding like a savage?”
‘I Don’t Care’ has to be one of those songs that instantly makes me feel good. Not only does it have an amazing beat but Elle Varner is singing about being so head over hills that “it’s unfair”:
I’m such a helpless case, case, case
I’m done away with my pride
they say I’m out of my mind
can’t even say it’s a lie
Clearly I’m going, I’m going
into the deep in
fall over my head
It’s unfair I’m gonna showin
all over my skin
My last favorite song on the album is ‘Not Tonight,’ the reason I love this song is because she’s singing about seeing a man she thinks is “kinda fly,” but she’s too shy to say anything. She’s so nervous that he might “walk towards me while all the blood is rushing right to my brain.” I think all ladies can say they’ve seen a man they wanted to talk too but just didn’t have the courage. In this song Elle Varner is saying “not tonight” maybe next time:
Maybe, maybe in another life
I would be the girl who walks up to the guy
And say hey my name is Elle
And I think you’re kinda fly
But not tonight, not tonight, tonight
I also love ‘Leaf,’ ‘Stop The Clock,’ and ‘So Fly,’ but for the sake of this post I’ll just say go to iTunes and purchase the album. Personally I give it 5 stars. No I’m not certified to say what is a 5 star album or what isn’t, however I know what I do and don’t like.
Have you listened to Elle Varner’s ‘Perfectly Imperfect?’ If so what did you think?