It’s about time we revisited the French pop scene and who better to remind us of what we’ve been missing than the classical, yet pop sounds of singer Corson. Born Alain Cordier 35 years ago, he began his journey in music as a wide-eyed eight-year old boy learning how to play the piano. Having formed a funk group with a high school buddy, a career in music beckoned, and Corson heeded the call by joining the Thionville Conservatory and then the Asnières Conservatory where he specialized in lyrical singing. He later moved to Paris where he would star in a number of musicals. But in 2009 he changed his stage name to Corson and traded classical music for pop.
Two years later he released his first EP which consisted of five songs, all with English titles. Three singles from that self-titled effort made it to French radio and the attention saw Corson get a featured guest slot on Sophie-Tith’s album. Come 2015, he unleashed his first ever full-length album, ‘The Rainbow‘ on Selim Mouhoubi’s Selisam Productions. Again the song titles were all in English, giving you an idea the market he’s targeting. After a few months away, Corson finally found enough inspiration to compose ‘Je respire comme to mens’, in October this year. It is a beautifully written piece of music describing a relationship in a difficult patch.
In the video we find Corson playing chess with a beauty and a pair of dancers going through a melodramatic routine in a dilapidated house.
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