Premiere: Coco Morier Releases New Video for "Dreamer"

Premiere: Coco Morier Releases New Video for "Dreamer"

Get lost in the mind of one of pop's best kept secrets

Get lost in the mind of one of pop's best kept secrets

Text: William Defebaugh

You may not know Coco Morier, but chances are, you already know her work. A prolific songwriter, the Los Angeles-based artist has penned hits for the likes of Britney Spears ("How I Roll," "Heaven On Earth"), Selena Gomez ("Whiplash"), Demi Lovato ("Wildfire"), Ellie Goulding ("Keep On Dancing"), and more. Today, the synth-pop specialist is premiering a new video for her own track, "Dreamer," exclusively on V.

"I don't care if I'm a dreamer/ You're the secret, I'm the keeper," Morier coos while wearing a metallic silver jumpsuit, riding a bike against a stormy backdrop at the start of her hallucinatory new video. It's a fitting opening line, considering Morier's status as a behind-the-scenes whisperer in the music industry, in which she is now making her own way. The track itself is a hazy, synth-pop dream with catchy hooks that highlight her experience in the business—and serves as the lead single for her forthcoming LP of the same name.

Directed by Janicke Askevold and styled by Morier herself, the video follows the singer as she explores the winding depths of a castle that may or may not be a metaphor for the artist's own imagination—with shots of her playing dress up as diamond-clad Greta Garbo in a eerily-lit bedroom, entertaining herself, and performing rituals by fire in a nearby forest (it was filmed at the Chateau de Boulogne-La-Grasse in Northern France).

"We spent 3 hectic days in the castle shooting till 5am every morning," says Morier. "We were going for the fashion surrealism of Guy Bourdin, the candlelit feel of Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, and the excessive style and drama of an 80's new wave video.”

Watch the clip for yourself below, and be sure to check out Dreamer, out July 8 and available for pre-order here.

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