Singer and songwriter Mae Cofield, or Love, Mae C has always loved making music. As early as kindergarten, she remembers performing at church and in choirs. However, she didn’t discover her love for writing poetry and music until she was in middle school. It took until 2014, nearly a decade later, for her to combine all those skills and to take to the stage as Love, Mae C.
For those who’ve never heard the 30-year-old singer, Love, Mae C’s style is a mix of neo-soul, R&B and jazz, which she says is strongly inspired by artists like Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu and Michael Jackson. In an era of raunchiness, Love, Mae C is a class act and in an era of wannabes, Love, Mae C is the real thing.
CeCe Queen, one of Cofield’s super fans, has been encouraging others to listen to her music since she first discovered the singer in 2017.
“Her voice is amazing and she’s very unique. You know when she starts singing, it’s her,” Queen said. “Her presence on the stage is classy. She’s sexy but classy at the same time. You can’t help but to love her.”
In 2016, Cofield released her debut EP album Warning Signs of True Love, which you can listen to on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/sheislovemaec.
Since then, she has released singles “Anxious” followed by “Dive In,” which was co-produced by Kansas City native and Grammy-nominated producer Jo Blaq. You can listen to both of those singles on Spotify.
Cofield is also working on a new album or EP, which she is excited about releasing this fall.
Love, Mae C has written all of the music she’s recorded. Her songs are full of passion and inspired by relatable experiences in her own love life.
“I'm a visionary when it comes to my music,” she said. “My music isn't just songs, it's a full experience. I want to continue expanding what my videos look like.”
Unlike some performers, Love, Mae C’s sound is equally strong on stage. She has performed at the Record Bar, the Juke House, the Voodoo Lounge and on bigger stages. Since 2017, she’s performed before thousands as the opening act for a number of popular artists including Daniel Caesar, Tank and Dru Hill.
“I really want to put my music in so many places, because I know what it can do,” Cofield said. “In big auditoriums I can really connect with people. And I feel like I have a story to constantly tell to people and then people are learning from me as well.”
She’s looking to go on tour next year.
This year, Love, Mae C was voted Best Female Vocalist at the Kansas City People’s Choice awards and she hopes it’s not the last award she receives in her career. Her goal is to become a top Billboard artist.
In a note to her love for KC, in her most recent music video “Dive In,” features Cofield dancing the Kansas City-style two-step with a love interest as she sings about falling in love.
“The effects (of the music video) give you that love vibe, underwater and floating type of vibe,” said fan Queen. “As a two-step dancer and instructor, I really appreciate her vision of incorporating Kansas City two-step in the video.”
Cofield is looking forward to making more music videos and said the visualization aspect of the Love, Mae C brand is very important to her.
To learn more about Cofield’s upcoming performances and listen to her music, visit her website: https://www.lovemaec.com/.