In spite of the childlike mop of goldilocks curls and tiny 5’2″ frame, Christine Anderson is a musical force of colossal pro-portions. In just the last year, the young artist’s soulful voice, formidable talent at the piano, and remarkable songwriting ability have garnered her special features on MTV and MuchMusic, earned her a Los Angeles Music Award, and landed her in the studio with Grammy nominated record producer Derek Nakamoto (Nicky Holland, New Order) and legendary sound giants Craig Burbidge (Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick) and Steve Durkee (Prince, Janet Jackson).
Singing since the age of three, Christine was born to perform. She discovered the piano at nine, and by eleven she had performed with her first symphony. Unstoppable as a musician and composer, she followed music education as far as it would take her, earning degrees in concert piano performance and composition under Dr. Hao Huang of Harvard University and the Juilliard School of Music. Now she has turned her eyes to Hollywood.
While Christine has all the makings of a pop diva, her astounding classical virtuosity, stunning live show, and striking creativity as both a lyricist and composer land her in a category all her own. Wonderfully inventive and startlingly evocative, she delivers each line of poetry, each piano embellishment with an exquisite level of artistry, turning out music that is more than catchy and fun. It is magical, masterful and extraordinary.
Authoring in full every track on Pianist Envy both musically and lyrically, Christine gives us a taste of a fresh, powerful, and undeniably compelling breed of pop brimming with melodious hooks, sing along choruses, and above all vibe. She is an old soul ushering in the sounds of a new era.
“Music has inconceivable powers,” says Christine. “These are the times of your life. Live them with song.”
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Who are your favorite artists? The Beatles. Period. Then come Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Chopin. The Rolling Stones. Aerosmith. Led Zeppelin. David Bowie. The Pixies. Pink Floyd. This amaaazing musician called Rey. Billy Joel and Elton John. Foo Fighters and Soundgarden. Bjork!! Moby, Portishead, The Propellerheads, and Fatboy Slim. Eminem. The Bloodhound Gang. Rammstein. Marilyn Manson. Danny Elfman. Elvis Costello. Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald. And just about any DJ who spins good, deep, hard, dark progressive house.
What have you been listening to lately? Bauhaus!
Do you write the music or the words first? Well, it really depends. Sometimes it all comes at the same time, in a flash, and I run to the piano where I play and sing whatever is coming into my head. I write it down as I play it, and that’s all there is to it. A couple times I’ve torn apart entire notebooks before I turned out lyrics the way I wanted them, but I have too many songs in my head to waste time doing that anymore.