Cœur de pirate
About Cœur de pirate
Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Cœur de pirate—born Béatrice Martin—got her start playing keys in a hardcore outfit called December Strikes First.
∙ Her 2008 self-titled debut reached an international audience after the song “Ensemble” was featured in a viral video that aired on Good Morning America.
∙ “Commes des enfants,” her breakout hit, won a Victoire—the French equivalent to the Grammy Award—and her music regularly tops European charts.
∙ In 2015, “Carry On” was her first song to hit Billboard’s Hot 100 in Canada, as well as her first to be written in English, a nod to her growing US audience.
∙ Martin was part of Armistice, an indie supergroup with singer Jay Malinowski of ska rock outfit Bedouin Soundclash and several members of punk band The Bronx.
∙ The fifth season soundtrack of the TV series Trauma is composed entirely of her covers of songs by such artists as Amy Winehouse and The Rolling Stones.
∙ Child of Light video game creators said that they asked her to compose the game’s score because of how her “fresh, romantic, and optimistic” sound would evoke emotion in players.
HOMETOWNMontreal, Quebec, Canada
BORNSeptember 22, 1989