Nicole Morier

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Nicole Morier
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Background information
Birth nameNicole Morier
Also known asCoco Morier
Born (1982-01-12) January 12, 1982 (age 37)
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresPop, electropop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2002–present
Associated actsElectrocute, Coco Morier, Charlotte Gainsbourg, INGRID

Nicole "Coco" Morier (lives in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. She began her career in 2002 as one half of the electronic rock duo Electrocute before becoming a songwriter for artists including Britney Spears, Tom Jones, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, 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.[1]

As a songwriter Nicole has collaborated with the world's top songwriters and producers including Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Stargate, and Bloodshy and Avant.

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

In 2011, she began recording as a solo artist under the moniker Coco Morier. In 2016, V magazine called her "one of pop's best kept secrets" on the release of her debut solo album.[3]


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 SpongeBob SquarePants Movie soundtrack in Los Angeles. Kurstin had just begun writing songs for pop artists and introduced her to his publisher.[4]

Morier soon after signed with music publishers Kobalt.[4] 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."[5] The five-song extended play album contains production from Miike Snow members Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg as well as Freescha and Magnus Lidehall.[6]

In 2012, Morier began the artist collective INGRID along with Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn and John, Lykke Li, members of the Teddybears and others.[7][8]

Morier 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 first edition of Gunwolf Comic Book and a limited-edition tape cassette and later on picture disc.[9]

In March 2014, Morier signed to OneRepublic vocalist and songwriter Ryan Tedder's publishing company Patriot Games in a joint deal with Brill Building Songs and Kobalt Music Publishing.[citation needed]

Shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau as a fan of her music named two shoes from his fall collection of 2015 the "Coco" and the "Morier".[10]


Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song written
2007 Britney Spears Blackout "Heaven on Earth"
2008 Circus "Mmm Papi"
"Rock Me In"
Junkie XL Booming Back at You "Mad Pursuit"
"New Toy"
"Not Enough"
Tom Jones 24 Hours "Seen That Face"
"If He Should Ever Leave You"
"Take Me Back To The Party"
2010 Wynter Gordon With the Music I Die "Dirty Talk"
Aeroplane We Can't Fly "We Can't Fly"
"I Don't Feel"
"Without Lies"
Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly "Charlie"
Hyper Crush N/A "Kick Us Out"
2011 Data Romance Data Romance EP N/A
Wynter Gordon With the Music I Die "Buy My Love"
Selena Gomez & the Scene When the Sun Goes Down "Whiplash"
Sky Ferreira As If! "99 Tears"
Miranda Cosgrove High Maintenance "Sayonara"
Britney Spears Femme Fatale "How I Roll"
"Trip To Your Heart"
Lena Good News "Taken by a Stranger"
2012 Icona Pop Icona Pop "We Got the World"
Gemini N/A "3D Romeo" (featuring Fabienne)
Nause N/A "Hungry Hearts"
Sarah De Bono No Shame "No Shame"
2014 Ace Wilder The Wildcard "Riot"
Namie Amuro N/A "Sweet Kisses"
2015 Ellie Goulding Delirium "Keep On Dancin'"
Demi Lovato Confident "Wildfire"
Galantis Pharmacy "Dancin' to the Sound of a Broken Heart"
2017 The Beaches Late Show "Give It Up"
"Sweet Life"
Hayley Kiyoko Citrine "Ease My Mind"
2018 Hayley Kiyoko Expectations "Expectations"
"Under The Blue/Take Me In"

Solo discography[edit]

  • 2016: Dreamer LP
1 "No Pressure"
2 "World on Fire"
3 "Dreamer"
4 "Am I Normal"
5 "Touch of Gold (feat. Julian Hamilton)"
6 "No Stranger (To Love)"
7 "Take Me To Detroit"
8 "Walking In Our Sleep"
9 "All Cats Are Gray"
10 "Blood Moon"
11 "Player of Love (feat. The Lady Tigra)
12 "Ambulance (remix Turbotito)
13 "Suis Je Normal"
  • 2012: Strangers May Kiss – EP
1. "Explosions"
2. "Ambulance"
3. "Shameless"
4. "My Satellite"
5. "Hallucination"
  • 2011: Coco Morier – EP[11]
1. "Explosions"
2. "My Satellite"
3. "Ambulance"
4. "Journey to the Center of the World"
5. "Player of Love"

INGRID discography[edit]

  • 2015: INGRID Volym 2
"Touch of Gold" (featuring Julian Hamilton)
"Je M'éveille" (as Spy Numbers)
  • 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"
  • 2012: INGRID Volym 1

Electrocute discography[edit]

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


  1. ^ "The Top 25 Songs of 2011". RollingStone Magazine. December 21, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2014.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Review Charlotte Gainsbourg Coachella". LA Times. April 18, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2011.
  3. ^ ""Dreamer" video premiere". V Magazine. June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Interview with Nicole Morier". HitQuarters. August 23, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Coco Morier – EP (Album Review)". Vertigo Shtick. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Coco Morier – EP (Album Review)". Filter. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, More Launch Label". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Miike Snow, Lykke Li form new collective/record label Ingrid". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  9. ^ ""Gunwolf," A Manga Comic Book with a Soundtrack".
  10. ^ "Singer-Songwriter Coco Morier Acts as Muse for Jerome Rousseau Signature Shoes". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "coco morier ep". Retrieved April 6, 2012.