AE the Cool is an R&B/Soul recording artist, singer-songwriter based out of Augusta, GA. Born May 18th, or May AEteenth as she’s dubbed it, AE was the product of a singing mother and showed signs of artistry early in life. She began singing in church and, though she was shy, her mature vocals spoke for her. In an attempt to break out of her shell, she began performing under the stage name of AE the Cool in 2015 and built quite a name for herself in her hometown of Augusta. The source of her unique neo-soul sound comes from a blend of jazz, hip-hop and R&B; inspired by the work of influential talents such as Nina Simone, Prince, Kendrick Lamar and Erykah Badu.
During college, AE met band member Jordan Deshong who assisted in assembling AE’s band, now known as The Soul Society. AE began traveling around the southeast region performing with The Soul Society while simultaneously releasing music on Soundcloud. After some time of building a fan base, AE released a 5-track EP titled “Forgive” on February 1st, 2019; the intro track titled “Heart Shot” is a fan favorite. Following Forgive, AE released a summer single titled “Cool-Aid” on June 15th, 2019.