Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:14:26
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Recently signed to Atlantic Records, Lauriana Mae is one of 2012's artists to watch! She is so cute and talented that we've developed a massive crush on her.
Sample her new EP Love Mae here.
Inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Etta James, singer/songwriter, Mae melds soulful jazz vocals with contemporary pop, R&B and hip-hop music. She is at once a throwback and modern, with her fingerprint distinct voice. It's going to get hot under the spotlights for Mae soon. We're grooving on "Money Mae" and the sweet 'n' sexy "Love."
The debut EP entitled Love Mae is available exclusively to fans via her website. The EP will then be available via all DSP's Dec. 6.
Mae collaborated with producer Kwamè (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige) on the three-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.)"
Lauriana began singing at home inspired by her mom who spotted her talent at an early age. She joined the church choir, which gave her the confidence to audition for a performing arts high school where she was accepted at a young age, and majored in vocal music. Eventually, Lauriana began performing at local talent shows, auditioning for various gigs, and working with different groups. The experience gave her the confidence needed to enter the studio to record songs of her own, and to establish herself as a solo artist. With her backing band "The Pains," comprised of a band of friends that stood by her along the way, Lauriana is gearing up to break the mold of popular music. She is reinventing the essence of great soul music from the past and present and bringing it to fans in a way that is distinctly Mae.
Did you check out the Love Mae EP?