Published Aug 01, 2018Chilly Gonzales is once again showing off his upcoming album Solo Piano III with a new single. This time, it's the song "Pretenderness."
The track is dedicated to the 19th century German female pianist and composer Fanny Mendelssohn, who, as a press release explains, is "an inspiring woman whose body of musical work was mostly hidden in her brother's Felix Mendelssohn's body of work, since, at the time, she was not allowed to have a profession simply because she was a woman."
In a statement, Gonzales himself said, "Underdogs are the greatest inspirations for all of my dedications, people who were boxed in, who, due to the time they lived in, and the unwritten and unfair social rules, kept them from reaching their full potential."
Hear "Pretenderness" for yourself below.
Solo Piano III arrives on September 7 through Gentle Threat. You can see his upcoming Canadian tour dates below.
10/18 Toronto, ON - Koerner Hall
10/20 Toronto, ON - Koerner Hall
10/22 Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
10/24 Quebec City, QC - Palais Montcalm
10/26 Montreal, QC - Place des Arts (Maison Symphonique)
10/27 Montreal, QC - Place des Arts (Maison Symphonique)