Christien Summers is a vision, or rather an apparition, that spanned a vast northern-scape of mountains, lakes, lands and time zones where Carol Lui and Gareth Jones got together in the metropolis of Toronto. The duo first appeared in 2008 on The Cansecos LP JUICES! track “Nothing New To You”, a collaboration that inspired a fierce musical bond between the two.
Jones – a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer fuses his autodidactic, sometimes rogue approach with Lui’s classical music training. Christien Summers’ self-titled debut stems from electronic sounds, that merged with Lui’s stage persona of cool sexuality, streetwise style and dizzying vocal glamour, give a dramatic yet dreamy pop experience all at once familiar and strikingly modern.