Rolling Stone accurately put it, “…when stars want sassed-out smashes,
they turn to her.”
International hit songwriter, singer and performer Bonnie McKee’s knack for
blending a gritty edge with a rock bite into catchy accessible smash hit songs
has made her the hottest new collaborator in music and fashion arenas.
in the wilds of Northern California and raised on the glittering holograms of
culture, Bonnie McKee is one of the most sought after players in the music
game. An award winning songwriter, McKee has lent her keen pop sensibility as a
co-writer for some of modern day pop’s most distinguishable tracks.
already has six No. 1 singles under her belt –Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,”
“Teenage Dream,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” as well as her latest
single, “Part of Me,” Britney Spears’ comeback track “Hold It Against Me” and
Taio Cruz’s dance-pop juggernaut “Dynamite.” Other new cuts from McKee are
“Party & Bullsh*t” for Jay-Z’s new protégé Rita Ora and “Thunder” with
Rusko, which also features her vocals. The pop rebel has upcoming cuts with
Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson, and has recently collaborated with Kylie
Minogue, Ryan Tedder, Shakira, and Leona Lewis.
up I gravitated to songwriters like Carole King,” explains the Billboard “Song
Of the Year” recipient. “She was great at getting complex emotions into very simple
phrases and that’s what makes a great pop song. Her lyrics are very visual too.
That’s what I always try to do with my songwriting, is make every line like a
photograph. I’m here to help the artist paint a picture of what they want to
say in a fun and interesting way. Even great songwriters need a little guidance
once in a while.”
McKee is not only an incredible song-crafter, but a fearless fashion risk
taker. This past February, she attended the GRAMMYs to support her friend and songwriting
partner Katy Perry’s performance of “Part Of Me” wearing a daring Falguni &
Shane Peacock dress. Her bold red-carpet style garnered her the attention of
many high-profile fashion lists ranging from the New York Times and
Papermag.com to Coco Perez and Just Jared, which led her to a “Defend Your
Style” spot on E!’s “Fashion Police.” “I want to feel sexy, bold and different,
but most of all I want it to represent me, have fun with it. Even when I dress
up formal, it needs a pop of color or something a little left of center. You'll
never catch me in a little black dress.”
In addition to shaping songs for today’s in-demand artists, Bonnie McKee is
also at work preparing her own album. She says, "For my own album, I want
to do something fresh and out of the box...I've got all kinds of tricks up my
sleeve." Armed with savvy, style, a wink and a smile, this industry outlaw
knows what it takes to capture the hearts of her audience and ensure that she
writes the soundtrack to their lives.