Nicole Morier

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Nicole Morier
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Background information
Birth name Nicole Morier
Also known as coco morier
Born San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Pop, electropop, dance-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Electrocute, Coco morier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, INGRID
Website www.cocomorier.com

Nicole "Coco" Morier (born in San Francisco, California, United States) is an American electropop singer-songwriter. She began her career in 2002 as one half of the electro-rock duo Electrocute before becoming a songwriter for artists including Britney Spears, Tom Jones, Wynter Gordon and Icona Pop. Her best-known compositions include "Heaven on Earth", and "How I Roll", recorded by Britney Spears, the latter of which was named the #1 song of 2011 by Rolling Stone Magazine. [1]

She also toured as lead guitarist and background singer with Charlotte Gainsbourg from 2009-2010. [2]

Biography[edit]

Music[edit]

Morier was born in San Francisco but moved as a small child to Albuquerque, New Mexico with her parents Shiloh Napier and Johnny Morier. Johnny Morier, was a folk musician and songwriter who'd written a few minor hits for bands in the Sixties, including Spanky and Our Gang's top 10 "Makin' Every Minute Count, The Cowsills' "Yesterday's Girl" and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' "Banned in Boston". He had also spent time playing the local folk circuit in Greenwich Village, NYC and had befriended musicians such as Joan Baez and Taj Mahal whom Nicole met as a child. With her father she began singing in churches and local venues and she learned to play an array of instruments.

Nicole first considered pursuing a career as a songwriter for other artists in 2006 when talking with musician, songwriter Greg Kurstin, while working on Electrocute's song Bikini Bottom for the The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (soundtrack) in Los Angeles. Greg had just began writing songs for pop artists and introduced her to his publisher.[3]

Morier soon after signed with music publishers Kobalt.[3] and landed her first cut when "Heaven on Earth", a song she'd co-written with Freescha, was recorded by Britney Spears for her album Blackout.

In 2011, Morier released a self-titled solo EP as "Coco Morier."[4] The 5 song extended play album contains production from Miike Snow members Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg as well as Freescha and Magnus Lidehall.[5]

In 2012, Morier began the artist collective INGRID along with Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn and John, Lykke Li, members of the Teddybears and others. [6][7]

Nicole collaborated with Nick Ebeling on the Gunwolf Comic Book Soundtrack which was released through her label INGRID in October 2013. She executive produced the album and contributed as writer and producer of 7 of the 16 tracks. The soundtrack was released as a package containing the 1st edition of Gunwolf Comic Book and a limited edition tape cassette and later on picture disc. [8]

In March 2014, Nicole signed to hit songwriter Ryan Tedder's publishing company Patriot Games in a joint deal with Brill Building Songs and Kobalt Music Publishing.

Discography[edit]

Songwriter discography[edit]

"Whiplash"
"99 Tears"
"Sayonara"
"How I Roll"
"Trip To Your Heart"
"Taken by a Stranger" (Germany's 2011 Eurovision entry)
"We Can't Fly"
"I Don't Feel"
"Without Lies"
"Charlie"
"Rock Me In”
  • 2008: Britney Spears - Circus
"Mmm Papi”
"Mad Pursuit"
"New Toy"
"Not Enough"
"Seen That Face"
"If He Should Ever Leave You"
"Take Me Back To The Party"
"Heaven on Earth"

Solo discography[edit]

  • 2012: Strangers May Kiss – EP
1. "Explosions"
2. "Ambulance"
3. "Shameless"
4. "My Satellite"
5. "Hallucination"
  • 2011: Coco Morier – EP[9]
1. "Explosions"
2. "My Satellite"
3. "Ambulance"
4. "Journey to the Center of the World"
5. "Player of Love"

INGRID discography[edit]

  • 2012: INGRID Volym 1
"Afterlife"
  • 2013: Gunwolf: Get Ready to Get Killed (Original Soundtrack)
"Sex and Violence"
"Monster Therapy"
"Glamour Tits"
"Synth Pagoda"
"I Get What I Want"
"Girl Meets Gunwolf"
"Panda Women Attack"

Electrocute discography[edit]

Full-length albums and EPs
  • 2003 - Tribute to Your Taste
  • 2005 - Troublesome Bubblegum
  • 2008 - On the Beat
  • 2009 - Double Diamond
Singles
  • 2003 - "Sugar Buzz"
  • 2005 - "Shag Ball"
  • 2005 - "Cops Copulating"
  • 2008 - "Bad Legs"
  • 2008 - "On The Beat"
  • 2008 - "Mad Pursuit"
Other appearances

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Top 25 Songs of 2011". RollingStone Magazine. December 21, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Review Charlotte Gainsbourg Coachella". LA Times. April 18, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Interview with Nicole Morier". HitQuarters. August 23, 2010. Retrieved Aug 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Coco Morier - EP (Album Review)". Vertigo Shtick. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Coco Morier - EP (Album Review)". Filter. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, More Launch Label". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Miike Snow, Lykke Li form new collective/record label Ingrid". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.juxtapoz.com/music/gunwolf-a-manga-comic-book-with-a-soundtrack.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "coco morier ep". Retrieved April 6, 2012.