Skyler Cocco is a New York born indie-pop singer, songwriter and producer, currently based in Los Angeles. She began writing and producing music at the age of eleven on a digital 8-track and taught herself guitar, bass and piano by ear to record her songs. Cocco blends synth-pop, dream-pop and alternative rock beneath melodic, ethereal vocals to create her unique sound. Hook driven and anecdotal, Cocco draws listeners in through glimpses into her musical and personal journey as a twenty-something queer woman. Skyler’s previous single, “The Drive,” was selected as the winner of Splice’s ‘The Inbox’ competition hosted by MUNA’s Naomi McPherson. With a cosign from one of her musical influences and heroes, Skyler began focusing on her artistry and created her forthcoming EP, ‘Crossroads.’ Alongside the development of her own project, she has also been writing, producing and collaborating with a veritable who’s who of rising queer pop acts like Alaska Thunderfuck, Mike Taveira and Allie X. She’s also captured the attention of Mark Ronson and Ellie Goulding who praised her spur of the moment guest verse on their “New Love” TikTok challenge which garnered 100K+ views.
"The Drive" - a glistening synth pop single was released on September 25th and well received by the likes of UPROXX, idobi Radio, and Splice. Crafted in the midst of quarantine, “The Drive” started out as a demo built on a guitar sample from electro-pop trio MUNA’s Splice “World Saving Sample Pack.” Skyler was notified about a competition held by Splice with this specific sample pack, and decided to submit what she was working on. A few days later, “The Drive” was selected as the winner of the competition. With the encouragement of Naomi McPherson, producer and guitarist of MUNA, “The Drive” was officially released and has been featured on editorial playlists such as Spotify's Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Pop. The accompanying music video has been featured on VEVO's Incoming Pop playlist and garnered over 100k views.
“‘The Drive’ is wind in your hair when you’re holding the hand of someone who’s mad at you but loves you too much to let go.”
- idobi Radio
“it is the dreamiest synth-pop magic I’ve ever heard.
If you told me this was written in a million dollar writing session
with Max Martin, Savan Kotecha,
and Sia I’d believe you.”
- Soft Sound Press
“‘The Drive’ has a vibe that would
feel so comfortable on
HAIM’s Women in Music Pt. III"
- The Indiependent
“an icy, neon synth-pop track fighting its own antitheses and delivering something dynamite, something dynamic, something kinetic in the way it churns and spirals and pops and shimmers.”
- The Music Mermaid
“’The Drive’ possesses a late summer vibe, with the kind of punchy 80s pop synths and swooning vocals that wouldn’t look out of place on a HAIM or MUNA record”
- Luna Paper
Interview with Skyler Cocco • Thread.
The Drive - New Music Sunday • The New Nine
The Drive review • Gig Goer
The Drive review • The Indiependent
Interview with Skyler Cocco • The Stumble Upon
The Drive - New Music Friday • Stage Right Secrets
The Drive - New Music Friday • Uranium Waves
The Drive review • PLNK WIFI
The Drive - New Music Friday • Digital High
Going Back - New Music Friday • Wonky Sensitive