Inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James, singer/songwriter, Lauriana Mae melds soulful jazz vocals with contemporary pop, R&B and hip hop music. Recently signed to Atlantic Records, Mae is set to release her debut EP entitled “Love Mae” exclusively to fans via her website on November 29th. The EP will then be available via all DSP’s December 6th.[youtube RfLOqX0l_8A nolink]
Mae collaborated with producer KwamÃ¨ (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige) on the 3 song EP, which features lyrics and melodies penned by the singer herself. It kicks off with her anthem “Money Mae”- the singer’s moniker, a shiny, horn-laden throwback banger that captures flapper-era bliss. Also included is the melancholic ballad “Love”, a reflective conversation between Mae and the emotion itself, and the punchy, percussive track “Like A Drum (Beat It)”.