“Desire rules the world.” That truism (most of what we do stems from desire) was the title singer-songwriter Elle gave to her recent world tour and newest CD. And just as drive and ambition are elements of desire, apparently this chanteuse has plenty of both. You can get a taste of her world at Holly Street Bar & Grill on Sunday night.

Elle’s music fuses cool pop, burning soul and Latin rhythms in a sultry mix; none too shy, her bio boasts that her vocals “captivate like a soul striptease.”

Elle, whose CDs are released through the Pasadena-based label 5 Alarm/Rescue Records, has worked with Grammy-winning producers and world-class musicians.

She named her album and Istanbul-to-Ireland tour “Desire Rules the World,” she said, “to prove to myself that anything was possible. I kept waiting around for Daddy Warbucks to buy me a first-class ticket to my dream. Then I realized I was my first-class ticket.”