The life story of country musician Coco O’Connor is inspiring at best. Her journey through life and into the arms of music has been a challenging one. Still, the country star has shown the world and the music scene that she has it in her to make a name for herself as one of country music’s best.
Coco has received comparisons to some notable artists. One fan commented that the musician is the right mix of Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Lee Ann Womack, and Whitney Houston. Her songs have been dubbed as not just beautiful, but also inspirational. Several fans have shared how two of her songs, “More Than Enough” and “Mercy,” have helped them through their roughest moments.
Amid the COVD-19 situation, Coco O’Connor released her latest album “When I Was Your World.” And though the crisis has affected the music world, Coco has experienced tremendous success even through lockdowns. The newest compilation from the artist sold over 1,000 copies in March, the official launch month. Hundreds of people have expressed their appreciation for the album on Facebook and other platforms.
O’Connor started working on “When I Was Your World” in 2019. The initiation came right after her win in the 2019 International Acoustic Music Award. Coco’s song “The Devil, A Wounded Man, And Me” from the album “This Ol’ War” bagged first place in the Country category during the 15th annual awards ceremony.
Coco recorded “When I Was Your World” at Blackbird Studios and Dog Den Studios in Nashville. Joining Coco was powerhouse producer Bill McDermott, who is most known for his work with superstars like George Strait, Tim McGraw, and Emmylou Harris. Coco also got to work with Steve Marcantonio, sound engineer for Dolly Parton, Roseanne Cash, and Vince Gill.
The album brings together ten beautiful tracks, including songs like “Honey Bee,” “White Horse,” “I Don’t Wanna Fight,” “No Better Woman,” “More Than Enough,” “Mercy,” “Something to Believe In,” “Silver Queen,” and “Trophies, Tiaras and I Love Yous.”
The pinnacle of the album is the track of the same name, “When I Was Your World.” Coco wrote the composition back in 2015 and 2016. She had been waiting for the right time to introduce it and felt this was the time to do so. The inspiration for the song was O’Connor’s daughter, who was her light in the darkest of times.
“I was just blown away that I was ‘the world’ to this little, new person in my life,” Coco expressed. “So during a songwriting session with Rick Beresford and Deanna Walker, I blurted out the title, they loved it, and we were off to the races.” “When I Was Your World” delivers a message on relationships. It speaks on the freshness at the start, the eventual end, and all the ups and downs in between. O’Connor shared a poignant moment during the song’s development when she and Deanna started getting emotional as they penned the last verse.
Coco O’Connor has written several instrumental tracks that have been played on film and tv. The artist’s songs have been on “The Craig Ferguson Show,” PBS, The History Channel, Netflix, and National Geographic. Coco has co-written with hit songwriters from Nashville, Australia, and beyond.