Does music have to be smart or does it just have to go to the heart?
Chilly Gonzales is one of the most exciting, original, hard-to-pin-down musicians of our time. Filling the world’s great philharmonic halls, at the piano in slippers and a bathrobe— in any one night he can dissect the musicology of a Billie Eilish hit, give a sublime solo recital, and display his lyrical dexterity as a rapper.
In crisp, erudite prose Gonzales delves beyond Enya’s innumerable gold discs and millions of fans to excavate his own enthusiasm for her singular music and the mysterious musician herself, and along the way uncovers new truths about the nature of music, fame, success, and the artistic endeavour.
Chilly Gonzales, Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer currently living in Europe, is known as much for the intimate piano touch of his best-selling Solo Piano album trilogy as for his showmanship and composition for award-winning stars, including Jarvis Cocker, Feist, and Drake. Most recently, Chilly Gonzales ventured into a new form of entrepreneurship, his very own music school, The Gonzervatory.
One of Exclaim‘s Best Music Books of 2020
Among CBC‘s Books for Music Fans
Greg Gutfeld chats with Grammy Award-winning mad genius, Chilly Gonzales, for his podcast, The One. They discuss Chilly’s amazing career, the science of music, his bathrobe, his new book, Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures, and his new Christmas album, A Very Chilly Christmas, coming out in November.