« Christmas is a time of very mixed intense emotion for me, and the existing canon often sounds like a forced smile. Christmas is a typical time for superficial happiness, but also a time for reflection and mourning the sad events throughout the year, and to play the songs in a minor key makes Christmas more authentic and realistic.”
From feudal oldies to newer holiday pop canon, A very chilly christmas surveys a broad scope of seasonal repertoire and sentiment. There’s grandeur and solemnity, there’s austerity and merriment, and there’s Mariah Carey. From Wenceslas to Wham, the great revelation of this collection is the restrained, distilled beauty of Gonzales’ signature minor key interpretations. In 2021, Chilly Gonzales returns to the holiday season with renewed optimism and an original recording of White Christmas, in a major key.
To coincide with the release Chilly Gonzales will also play a special show at London’s Royal Festival Hall on December 3rd. Tickets on sale now from HERE.
A very chill christmas track listing:
Good King Wenceslas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The Banister Bough (feat Feist)
All I Want For Christmas Is You
In the Bleak Midwinter (feat Jarvis Cocker)
Snow Is Falling In Manhattan (feat Jarvis Cocker and Feist)
Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
O Come, All Ye Faithful
We Three Kings
Auld Lang Mynor