Nate Mercereau is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who is building a success story in two different ways. First, he is a writer/producer who recently co-wrote two chart singles for Shawn Mendes: the Top 5 pop hit “If I Can’t Have You,” and “Lost in Japan.” He has also co-written several songs for Lizzo, Leon Bridges and other artists.
Second, Mercereau is a cutting-edge instrumental artist who has just released his debut album Joy Techniques, on his label, How So Records. This label is a new partnership with hit writer/producer Ricky Reed’s Nice Life Recording Company. Joy Techniques displays Mercereau’s more experimental music side, showcasing his unique guitar and guitar synth playing to create a jazz-influenced, instrumental production.
In addition to his writing & producing for Mendes, Mercereau co-wrote & produced five songs on Leon Bridges’ second album, Good Thing, including the singles “Bad Bad News” and “Beyond,” which were hits on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart. He also co-wrote & produced three songs on Lizzo’s hit album, Cuz I Love You, and he has co-written songs for Banks and R&B act, Rhye.
As a musician, Mercereau played on several cuts on Jay-Z’s acclaimed, platinum 2017 album, 4:44. He has also played guitar and toured with Rhye, Banks, Jennifer Hudson and Phillip Phillips.