Cœur de Pirate (French for "pirate heart") is the stage name for Béatrice Martin (born September 22, 1989), a Canadian popsinger-songwriter from Montréal, Québec, Canada. She writes and sings mainly French songs and is sometimes attributed to nouvelle chanson. Béatrice has played the piano since the age of three, which was initiated by her mother, a professional pianist. She later played as a keyboardist in the post-hardcore band December Strikes First when she was 15 years old. In March 2007, after five years of music education, she started composing her own songs.