Interview with NICOLE MORIER, songwriter for Britney Spears, Wynter Gordon, Pixie Lott, Sky Ferreira - Aug 23, 2010
“[Songwriting] was something I wanted to do but I had no idea how to go about it, and Greg [Kurstin] was the first person to be like, ‘Talk to my publisher. Get a publishing deal. That’s where you start.’”
As a far as songwriting debuts go, having pop deity Britney Spears serenade her fanatical fan base with your lyrics and melodies is difficult to top. When ‘Heaven on Earth’ was cut by Britney for 2007’s ‘Blackout’ album it marked Nicole Morier’s dramatic initiation into the world of pop songwriting. Although no industry unknown when she pulled off the incredible coup, having been a member of acclaimed Berlin-born electro-rock duo Electrocute, her indie background was a world away from Britney’s, and a pop songwriting career proved a brave new world for the Albuquerque-raised artist. Two equally excellent cuts for the subsequent ‘Circus’ album followed in ‘Mmm Papi’ and ‘Rock Me In’, and Morier is now writing for Spears’ eagerly awaited new opus.
With her new career now in full flow with diary dates dotted with names like Wynter Gordon, Pixie Lott, Sky Ferreira, Morier talks to HitQuarters about how she made the jump into professional songwriting, the anxiety of waiting for a song to make the cut and the salacious research involved in writing ‘Dirty Talk’.
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