In the spirit of finding all of my music from commercials here’s a catchy tune used in Apple’s iPad commercial “Delicious”. The song, “Never Stop” is the backdrop, the iPad is the star, but in all reality the artist Chilly Gonzales is the headliner.
Born in Canada (awesome) and living in France, Gonzales is a classically-McGill trained pianist who has produced, composed and written numerous songs, albums and soundtracks. The man has been all around the music scene for more than a decade. He’s worked with numerous artists such as Feist, Peaches and Mocky…all Canadians by the way.
I sat down to have a listen to his soon to come album “Ivory Tower” and in an age where the single reigns supreme, I found an album covering a wide spectrum of moods. Apart from a couple impersonal songs, the entire album is a cool, cool ride.
It kicks off with a pretty uplifting song called “Knight Moves” which sets the pace for the album. A nice combo of piano, electro beats and a slight disco-ness to it. “Never Stop” is the highlight track, though consequently the track “Never Stop (Chilly Gonzales Rap)” is leaps ahead of the original. It can be somewhat awkward to hear a white man rap, but it doesn’t seem to take away from the song.
“You Can Dance” is another fun song. I could very much imagine dancing to this song at a small club somewhere…tucked away and not for the masses. “Crying” is another interesting song. I haven’t figured out if I like it or not. “Siren Song” is again, fun loving and light. I would call it your Monday morning walk to work anthem.
Check out the album, buy it on iTunes and enjoy it. That’s what you’re meant to do with this one. Just enjoy it.
Furthermore, stop listening to the radio to get your music. Trust the people who are hired to find new, eclectic and different tunes. Those people are sound editors, music supervisors, creative folks and many more…they are not radio programmers.