Christian Cordan is a 24 year old singer-songwriter originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. Christian’s style of music is Contemporary R&B; with lots of smooth melodies and abstract lyrics. His inspiration comes from his past dealing with situations like pain from relationships, losing people who were close to him, learning how to grow from past experiences/mistakes, as well as dreams for the future. Inspiring people to follow their dreams no matter what they are is Christian’s main goal. He wants people to believe that they can do anything they put their minds to no matter where they have come from, what they have been through, or what limitations they believe life has placed on them! Christian is currently finishing up his new EP, but in the meantime has released a new single from the EP. We talked to Christian about the recording process of the EP, and bit about this new single, “Beyond The Stars”.
Entertwine: What has the recording process been like for this EP? The recording process thus far has been a new and energizing experience. Throughout this process I have learned a lot more about myself and my sound. I feel as though I am really beginning to see my vision come to life. Although, the EP is not completed it has been good to take this time to reflect on my progression musically and be aware of my opportunities to continue to progress for the future.
What can you tell us about your new single? What influenced the song? The name of the single is “Beyond the Stars” and it’s a song that truly defines the core of my sound and my style. I describe the song as the story of a man trying to express to a woman the magnitude of his feelings for her and where the expression of that love will take them in their union (Beyond the Stars), but it’s really deeper than that. It’s like an expression of how it feels to be free to let your imagination run wild; like when you look up at the sky by a beach or on a dark night and imagine being up there among the stars. Love also inspired this song because love can make you feel like you are on another world or Beyond the Stars.
What can listeners expect to hear from you from this EP? Can you give us any insight to some of your favorite parts of creating this record? Listeners can expect to hear the same sound, but different. It will be the same because it will still be my smooth and mellow style, but it will be different in the way I approach my style as in how I sing and what I say. My favorite part of creating this record and with any record I will create is the opportunity to be myself as well as tell the listeners how life feels from my perspective.
When you aren’t writing/recording, what takes up your free time? When I’m not writing/recording I do some work with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, I record & edit videos, workout (running and weight training), and read.
What is next for you in 2016? Progression and increase is next for me in 2016.