NYC native, Christina Cuesta Loeb (who dropped the "Christina" for her debut solo project) comes from a family of musicians. Born to world-renown jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb and Spanish singer-songwriter/actress Carmen Cuesta, she grew up between the US and Spain, studying classical flute and bassoon. While she really enjoyed performing and playing in orchestras, Cuesta Loeb was unable to find her voice in classical music. In 2015, she moved to Los Angeles and began experimenting in her own songwriting and production.
Inspired by Green Day, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fiona Apple, and (early) Sheryl Crow, she combined her love of dark, haunting melodies with dreamy, ethereal instrumentation and vocals. She found her home somewhere in the world of Dream Pop, with a blend of everything from acoustic ukuleles to Shoegaze-heavy guitars.
In 2016, she linked up with multi-instrumentalist & producer Blake Straus. Together they released several singles independently. In 2017, they caught the attention of UK indie record label Fierce Panda, who released her single 'dive' in early 2018. Together, Loeb & Straus wrote and recorded a 5 track EP, immerse inverse, to be released later this year.
Loeb is currently working on a second EP and collaborating with other artists, including her sister. The two Loeb sisters, Christina and Lizzy, joined forces in 2017 for the live Cuesta Loeb shows. Lizzy Loeb is featured on guitar, vocal dreamy textures and harmonies.
“There’s only a hint of Cuesta Loeb’s background in classical music in her first single “My King” — plucked strings at the outset give way to strummed ukulele, her velvety vocals and a warm wave of dreamy guitars... It's a poignant introduction to the young singer..." -
- Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA