We recently had the chance to ask budding LA scenestress Coco Morier a few questions. We got her thoughts on music labeling, guilty pleasures and rodeo costumes! Check out the Q&A and her song “Explosions” below.
Q: So who is Coco Morier in a shifting blackhole between commercial and independent music?
A: The satellite of love.
Q: Do you have a take on if there’s an increase in the popularity of independent music and art?
A: I dont see it that way really. There’s always gonna be people that listen to what’s spoon fed to them, and those who dig a bit deeper. It just depends on what the people decide to spoon feed us that might change a bit. But “independent” in the true sense of the word artistically is always there. People just doing what they love with no corporate backing and a community that supports them.
Q: What sort of things entertain you as a fan?
A: I love to see people who put on a show or add some kind of visual element to their performance. That gets me pretty excited and inspired.
Q: Let’s talk dancing. What’s your take on choreography and how important is dancing to you and your music?
A: I never had the budget to really have choreographed dancers or anything but I love it. For me it would be more as a performance art thing and less of a pop type deal. But I love that stuff too, its just not really where I am musically.
Q: You’re rather multi-instrumental, can you see yourself working in a world of remix projects as well?
A: Yeah, I’m working on some remixes right now!
Q: What’s something you listen to that might come as a complete surprise to fans?
A: Ha! I would think if you were a fan and really knew all of my discography there would be little that surprised you. My taste is all over the place. R. Kelley? Slayer? Boney M? The Pointer Sisters?
Q: True that. So then what kind of headspace inspires you to write?
A: All kinds of moods, locations, and studios. I really love to be far away from home like Sweden or Vietnam or something, then I get really creative.
Q: Is there a first instrument that you’ll grab for?
A: Guitar or maybe a drum machine.
Q: Have your prior experiences as a musician effected the way that you approach your music today compared to the past?
A: Well, its nice to be involved in all the different facets of making music. I started out playing live mostly but as soon as I made a record I realized the possibilities in song writing, and that in turn informed my live show because all of a sudden I had to perform stuff how it sounded on the record and not the other way around.
Q: Your live show, that reminds us, who is your mini ‘tiger friend’ that you bring on stage for your live performances? Does it have a name?
A: Not yet, he’s an orphan. I will take suggestions if you got em.
Q: B3tiger. So gotta ask, if you weren’t playing music today then what would you be doing today?
A: I’d be in the rodeo, only for the sequence costumes.
Coco Morier – Explosions
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