Since the release of her Ep City of Diamonds last year, Lauriana Mae has gone radio silent until recently. Just last week she graced us with the sultry single “All The Way On” and today she is back with “Wake Up”. One thing I can say is baby girl is ahead of her time. Or shall I say stuck in another era. When you think of Miss Mae you start to compare her to the likes of Etta James, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Sonically, this Jersey girl is proving that not following the present-day sounds and studio voices, puts her in a different league. When you are being compared to some of the greatest soul icons, you can bet you have an exclusive voice. If you aren’t hip to City Of Diamonds I will advise you to give it chance. Lauriana Mae is like fine wine, seasoned with time. Still don’t believe me, listen below to “Wake Up” and as an added bonus, I’ll throw in “All The Way On” just because I know you’re going to regret not jumping on the bandwagon sooner!
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