It’s been an interesting year for musical egos. From Kanye’s synapse-deteriorating return to Twitter this April, to Paul Simon dropping a tired album earlier this month, as though we’ve actually cared about his work since Graceland, songwriters appear to be as self-assured as they’ve ever been.
Unlike Yeezy or Paul, however, Chilly Gonzales — the self-proclaimed musical genius — proves that his ego is warranted with his latest release, Solo Piano III. Like the two preceding records, Solo Piano III is a measured menagerie of musical styles, marrying poppy melodies with a carefully composed classical core, all serving to establish Gonzales as a bonafide Montrealian Mozart.
Tanner Bayne / News Editor