A very chilly christmas includes covers of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and David Berman’s “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan”
Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales has announced a new holiday album. A very chilly christmas arrives November 13 (via Gentle Threat) and features Feist and Jarvis Cocker. The album includes covers of Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and David Berman’s “Snow Is Falling in Manhattan,” as well as standards like “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne” (which Gonzales reworked as “Auld Lang Mynor”). “The Banister Bough” is the album’s sole original song. Find the full tracklist and watch a trailer below.
“Christmas is a time of very mixed intense emotion for me, and the existing canon often sounds like a forced smile,” Chilly Gonzales said in a press release. “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.”