Gigi is a recording project of Vancouver-based songwriter Nick Krgovich (No Kids) and producer Colin Stewart. The debut album, Maintenant released by Tomlab in early 2010, gave them the opportunity to unabashedly profess their love of 60s pop music. “The Hundredth Time” and “Some Second Best” aren't content to be throwback pastiches or retro workouts in the vein of Phil Spector. They succeed as opulent orchestrations working within a specific and rich tradition of pop music production. The two songs featured on this single for K are selections from the original recording session in March 2006. Ryan Peters and Duffy Driediger from Ladyhawk guest on “The Hundredth Time.”
Capturing the spirit of the pop music that flooded the hit parade in the early 60's is a tall order, and the songs on Maintenant decidedly develop a world and language of its own. With a reverent eye on the past and a deep respect for the airtight songsmithery of artists like Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry and Shadow Morton (among countless others), the songs aren't content to be throwback-y pastiches or polka-dotted retro workouts but rather stand as attempts at working within a specific and incredibly rich tradition of pop music production.