Alain Cordier (born in November 25, 1979 at Thionville, France), known by the stage name Corson is a French singer-songwriter. He is a versatile singer with a characteristic tenor lyrical voice and classical singing techniques but equally efficient as a pop rock performer. Corson (pronounced Cor'sonne) is also the name of his musical pop rock group. His debut 11-track album The Rainbow will release on Polydor in January 2015.
Corson with encouragement of his mother studied piano at age 8. At 17 years, he took classical singing classes at the Thionville music conservatory also becoming the vocalist for the band Samsara, a funk group he formed with his high school friend. He also entered Thionville Conservatory and later Asnières Conservatory specializing in lyrical singing. He took part in a number of musical comedies touring various French venues.
Cordier also graduated with a diploma in International Commerce and worked for a time in a Luxembourg bank before quitting to consecrate all his time to music. At 21, he decided to move to Paris and to attempt a musical career. In 2003, he played in Belles belles belles (a musical based on Claude François' songs) and in Roméo et Juliette by Gérard Presgurvic.
He wrote songs for Amaury Vassili, Joy Esther and in 2009 his meeting with producer Selim Mouhoubi and his Selisam Productions company was very critical in developing his career. Alain Cordier decided to change his artistic name to Corson in memory of his mother being the first syllables of his mother's given name and surname.
In 2011, an EP titled Corson released with 5 tracks on label Mercury Records. · The singles The Rainbow, We'll Come Again, Raise Me Up were broadcast on French radios Virgin Radio, RTL, NRJ.
In 2014, Sophie-Tith invited Corson on her album. He also opened concerts by Skip the Use, Boy George, Imagine Dragons, Lisa Stansfield, Laura Pausini at Zénith de Paris, Morten Harket at Olympia, Calogero at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy. Corson also performed in solo concerts at Le Divan du Monde and Café de la Danse. A new single Loud released in July 2014.
Corson discovered U2 as an adolescent and tried to sing like Bono and Luciano Pavarotti on the duet Miss Sarajevo who inspired him the single We'll come again. He has an operatic voice who serves melancolics lyrics and melodies. He illustrates his songs by artistics video clips. Corson reminds Brad Pitt's Meet Joe Black for We'll come again.
He supports the association Rafael Lorraine, a charity created for helping sick children.
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