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.
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
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!
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’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.