Chilly Gonzales, a multi-talented chamber musician and pop encyclopedia from Canada, recently announced the release of his newest album, Chambers. Renowned for his musical genius, Gonzales had a habit of discussing pop music in unexpected ways. In the above video, Gonzales redefines early 19th century Romantic music as contemporary pop with a nostalgic but modern performance of the rippling “Odessa.”
As he explained to i-D, "On my album, Chambers, I tried to bring back some of the color of that 19th century music, filtered through a 21st century attitude (and attention span). I thought of my string quartet (Kaiser Quartett) as a sampler. Chamber music foretold the music of today—it WAS pop music. Couldn't it be again? "
'Chambers' was released on March 23 via Gentle Threat Ltd.