The Thirst Is Real. Anais Lauren heats up the spring with “The Love Thirst,” the Chicago singer/songwriter’s debut project. The 5-song EP is chock full of personal songwriting and diverse soundscapes that offer a perfect tapestry of the songstress’ worldview. The EP boasts two electric cameos from Al Koleon and TreaZon and highlights an artist in command of her sound. ‘The Love Thirst’ is a tall glass of everything missing from contemporary music. Drink up.