It’s a Double Whammy! Nite Jewel Previews Another Track from New Album and Stevie Wonder Cover

Earlier this morning, Spin debuted Nite Jewel’s second single, “In The Dark,” from her forthcoming album, One Second to Love. The song begins with a statement of puzzling contradiction from a female singer, a statement which represents a battle cry for those who have fallen victim to love’s disorienting effects. Over simple guitar strings, drifting synthesizers, and an echoing drum loop, Ramona Gonzalez describes human attachment as a paradoxical force that is as alienating as it is intoxicating. Taking cues from Sade and Prefab Sprout, “In The Dark” shows just how much impact can be culled from a set of simple yet effective elements.

Ramona also recently recorded Stevie Wonder’s “Visions” in tribute of Yours Truly founder’s late sister. Echoing the work of Alice Coltrane’s “Turiya Sings,” “Visions (Nite Jewels Seance)” is bare-bones; Ramona reworks the song with effortless grace for a somber, beautiful rendition. Listen below.

You can see Nite Jewel live this spring. Ramona kicks off the tour at Austin’s SXSW and then teams up with Chairlift for the majority of dates-full list below.


Mar 14-17 SXSW – Austin, TX
Mar 26 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Mar 27 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
Mar 28 Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
Mar 29 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
Mar 30 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Mar 31 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 03 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
Apr 04 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 06 Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC
Apr 07 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Apr 08 Doug Fir – Portland, OR
Apr 10 The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Apr 11 Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 12 The Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 14 The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 16 Club Dada – Dallas, TX
Apr 17 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Apr 18 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Apr 19 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Apr 20 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 21 U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Apr 22 Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 24 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
New York, NY - Webster Hall  w/ Tycho

The War On Drugs
Washington DC, - 9:30 Club  w/ White Laces

Tig Notaro
Medford, MA - Tufts University

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