Best of CH 2021: Interviews

10 of the stimulating conversations we've been lucky enough to have this year

There are countless artists, musicians, organizers, scientists, designers and inventive individuals of all disciplines that we admire from afar and, while they say never to meet your heroes, some of the most satisfying and interesting articles we embark on at COOL HUNTING involve conversations with those people. This year, like all those before, we spoke with individuals doing intriguing and valuable things with their talent …

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 …

“No Sun” Record

Nite Jewel‘s first new album since Real High four years ago, No Sun is rooted in grief and catharsis—both personal and collective. In 2018, LA-based singer, songwriter and producer Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez) began her PhD in Musicology and also found herself dealing with the breakdown of her 12-year marriage and creative partnership. In her studies at UCLA, she focused on women’s laments throughout …