Sound and Sorrow: Nite Jewel Discusses Her Upcoming Album, “No Sun”

The singer-songwriter, musician, producer and scholar on laments, loss and the lack of hierarchy in her new music

Nite Jewel—aka singer-songwriter, producer and scholar, Ramona Gonzalez—is poised to release her first new album in four years. No Sun (out on her own Gloriette Records, 27 August) is a vehicle not only to express the impossible to express, but also to explore and experiment with genre and song creation. The LA-based artist set out to make the record with just a Moog synth and …

Nite Jewel: This Time

Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez) makes a welcome return, four years after her last solo release, with the announcement of her upcoming record, No Sun. Out in August, the album features “This Time,” a slow-burning, delicate tune that the artist says is “a deconstructed ode to Prince.” Leaving plenty of quiet moments in the song, the LA-based singer-songwriter creates space for listeners to revel in …

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Ballet gets futuristic in a new Chemical Brothers video, Shamir covers soon-to-be tourmates Duran Duran, Flume + Vince Staples and more in new music

The Chemical Brothers feat. Beck: Wide Open Building upon the thoughtful, at times haunting vocals we’ve come to expect from Beck, The Chemical Brothers’ track “Wide Open” from 2015’s Born In The Echoes delivers potent melody. The newly released accompanying music video makes a statement of its own. What commences as a beautiful dance performance by ballerina Sonoya Mizuno shifts into a surreal, science-fiction-like art …