It is never too late to pursue your dream. This is the message that singer and songwriter Coco O’ Connor wants to remind the world. At 45 years old, she signed her record deal, and from then on, she has released many soulful hit records.
As a child, this songstress knew that she had a passion for music. However, unlike other singers who debuted during their teenage to young adult years, it took some time for Coco to chase her musical dream. She released her debut album only in 2015, and since then, her songs have been featured on popular platforms such as Netflix, National Geographic. The History Channel, PBS, and even The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
In 2018, she made a leap of faith and released an EP with seven songs. The music community quickly lauded the EP. One of the songs, “The Devil, A Wounded Man, and Me” even landed her an award from the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in 2019. For Coco, the game changer was her record deal with Bonfire Music Group. She has released records prior to working with Bonfire, but the most recent partnership is proving to be more promising for Coco. Armed with even more passion and determination, Coco went full-blown and incorporated a full-band to complete her latest album.
When I Was Your World was finally released in March 2020 at the height of the pandemic. This album was a product of a creative collaboration between Coco and top songwriters and music producers in the industry. The album was produced by one of the most notable persons in the music industry, Bill McDermott. He has a long track record of working with stars like Tim McGraw, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, and many more.
Making up the promising record album are ten great tracks recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios and Dog Den Studios. The album is a mix of Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, and Muscle Shoals Soul. Starting with “Honey Bee” down to “Trophies, Tiaras, and I love You’s,” the singer does not fail to impress. The album also features artists from the Music Shoals, including world-renowned Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt) and The Shoals Sisters (Alman Brothers, Eta James)
But the track that significantly contributed to the success of the album was that which has the name of the album itself, “When I Was Your World.” Initially written by Coco around 2015 and 2016, there was a reason why the songstress did not release this masterpiece immediately. Her inspiration for the emotional track was none other than the most important person in her life, her daughter. The idea came to the singer when it dawned upon her that she was everything to her daughter. In the eyes of the little one, her mother was her entire world.
For Coco, everyone should be chasing their dreams. She wants to instill in the minds of others that life may be a race, but it is more important to run one’s own race and not someone else’s. It’s not all about winning or losing. One thing that she wants everyone to remember is that a dreamer already wins in life through perseverance.
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