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Nite Jewel on the Making of One Second of Love, Out Now!

Yours Truly sat down with Ramona Gonzalez, the powerhouse behind Nite Jewel, to talk about her new album, One Second of Love, released earlier this week! It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the the album’s composition, from the chord structures and lyrical birth to the awesome mic engineer. Ramona digs into “She’s Always Watching You,” sharing detail on the relationships and interactions that drove the song and the album as a whole. Watch it HERE or click on the photo above. She also recently gave an incredibly insightful interview to Vulture. You’ll definitely want to it read it. As always, Ramona tells it like it is.

With the new album out, Ramona’s in full motion. She’ll hit the road this next week, heading down to Austin’s SXSW for performances at the Secretly Canadian Showcase, Fader Fort, Urban Outfitters Party and more. After SXSW, you can see her live with Chairlift. Full tour schedule HERE.

Nite Jewel’s ‘One Second of Love’ Out TODAY!

You’ve waited patiently and now the time has come. Nite Jewel releases her sophomore album and debut release for Secretly Canadian today! On One Second of Love you’ll find a re-imagination of Golden-era R&B pop; future-classic sounds alongside vocal sultriness. If Nite Jewel’s earlier work brought to mind the likes of Lisa Lisa or Debbie Deb on quaaludes, this new body of work may conjure up clearer images of the likes of Sade, Eurythmics-era Annie Lennox and Tracy Thorn. Pure, confident, singular but intricate and delightfully sophisticated. You can order your copy HERE or pick one up from Nite Jewel at any of her upcoming shows! Check out the full list of dates HERE.

Watch the new video for the title track!

One Second of Love

“Ramona Gonzalez, the singer and songwriter of the Los Angeles group Nite Jewel, has a pretty and welcoming mezzo-soprano voice that sometimes drops into contralto range. Right around its lower middle – the octave above middle C basically – is her sweet spot. It’s there that her dark and mellow tones come out, as well as her generosity, her care, her ambition and possibly her sense of romance. It’s the key to her.”- New York Times

Nite Jewel succeeds in crafting an album that is both lyrically and aurally rich. -Consequence of Sound

“She’s fascinated by certain sounds for both nostalgic and cerebral reasons, and throughout her new album, One Second of Love, those two forces duke it out.” -LA Times

WATCH: Nite Jewel’s New Video for “One Second of Love”

One Second of Love by Nite Jewel from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen our Mysteries from Nite Jewel Video Set photo series. Did the octovomit photos leave you puzzled? Probably. It all comes to fruit today with Nite Jewel’s release of her video for “One Second of Love,” the title-track of her forthcoming album. Directed by Delaney Bishop, who has previously worked with Snoop Dog and Marilyn Mason, the video features a typical party with atypical guests. It presents a conflation of notions of transgression, excess, asceticism, and conformity. Flanked by two identically dressed dancers, Ramona works her way through the video in an oddly intriguing form. Should we even mention the Narnia-like creature who makes a strange appearance? Watch for yourself above.

In other awesome Nite Jewel news, you can hear Ramona on DNTEL’s new album. Titled Aimlessness, it’s DNTEL’s first release in five years and it’s out in May. Read more at Tiny Mix Tapes.

One Second of Love is available for streaming now at Gorilla vs. Bear. You can pre-order Nite Jewel’s debut album for Secretly Canadian now. It’s out next Tuesday, March 6th!

Stream Nite Jewel’s New Album Now, Out Officially March 6th

Gorilla vs. Bear premiered Nite Jewel’s new album, One Second of Love, earlier this morning. If you haven’t given it a proper listen yet, do so above. Straying from the lo-fi nature of her previous releases, Ramona steps up the production and people have been quick to notice. It’s easily danced to with funk undertones that see you through to the end. Stereogum says, “Lose yourself in the flickering prettiness.” We agree; don’t be afraid to get up and move to this one.

Out on March 6th, One Second of Love is available for pre-order HERE. We still have a few bundles left featuring the dreamy “lovers frost” colored vinyl. Don’t wait to get your copy-available exclusively through pre-order!

Nite Jewel Announces Record Release, DaM-FunK Set to DJ


Nite Jewel’s One Second of Love is out on March 6th and what better way to celebrate than a record release party presented by Yours Truly that very day? It’s true; you can see her live at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, California. To add to the excitement is an opening dj set by DāM-FunK. Ramona joins Chairlift at the end of March to tour the States. See the full schedule HERE.

Don’t wait to hear the new record. When you pre-order, you’ll receive an instant download of the entire album. Get your copy HERE.

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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