Lauriana Mae, a retro-minded R&B vocalist and songwriter given birth to in Red Loan company, New Jersey, was raised performing in her cathedral choir and majored in vocal music at her executing arts senior high school. She was attracted to modern R&B and rap but ultimately traced back again to traditional jazz and R&B — completely back again to the 1920s, which helped to form her artistic identification. After she agreed upon to the Atlantic label, she documented Like Mae, a three-track EP made by veteran “producer’s manufacturer” Kwamé (Mary J. Blige, Mya, Keyshia Cole, Algebra Blessett). Afterward, she added to AN EXTREMELY Special Xmas 25th Wedding anniversary and was highlighted on slashes by B.o.B. (“Chandelier”) and Cee Lo Green (“Just You”).