Laurie Mayer (composer)

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Laurie Mayer (born 1961) is an American born composer and songwriter who has spent much of her musical career in the UK. She majored in both music and fine art at UCLA before relocating to London, UK. During the 1980s and 90s she was part of the group Torch Song. The band released four albums: Wish Thing, Ecstasy, Exhibit A, and Toward the Unknown Region.

She worked with Etienne Daho on his albums 'Pop Satori' and 'Pour nos vies martiennes'. During that time she released an EP, Bright Blue Night. The title track was covered as "Le seul cœur que je brise" by the Daho produced version recorded by Belgian pop artist Lio.

Laurie released a solo album, Black Lining in (2006). It was co produced with Rico Conning .

The song "Falling Free" on Madonna's MDNA album (2012), was co-written by Mayer, Orbit, Madonna and Joe Henry.

She continues to compose music with her husband Rico Conning of the Lines.

In 2008 she co-authored the book The Way We Were California: Nostalgic Images of the Golden State.

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