Wow, guys! This news is, like, 2 GOOD 2 Beeee…okay, I’m not going to go there.
Plain and simple: Los Angeles synth-pop/R&B mainstay Ramona Gonzales a.k.a. Nite Jewel has just announced her fourth studio LP. It’s called Real High, features contributions from Julia Holter, Dâm-Funk, and Droop-E , and will be released through Gonzales’ own Gloriette Records on May 5, 2017. Boom. Done.
Okay, wait. Maybe a little less plain and simple than that: Gonzales has also unveiled the new album’s first single, “2 Good 2 Be True,” a club-ready bite of cool house that finds Gonzales far-removed from the “world of perpetual ’80s” she once used to inhabit so eagerly. But if the clip that accompanies the new track (not to mention the abundance of numerical 2’s in its title) is any indication, she isn’t exactly throwing the baby out with the bathwater or anything. Directed by fellow LA music personage Geneva Jacuzzi, this cherry-on-top is equal parts The Seventh Seal and Black Box’s “Everybody Everybody,” and it definitely still exhibits the kind of dandy humor Nite Jewel has gotten us used to with her previous work.
Head here to pre-order the album, and check out the “2 Good” clip, album art, and full tracklisting down below, followed by Nite Jewel’s shiny new tour itinerary.
Real High tracklisting:
01. In The Nite
02. Had To Let Me Go
03. 2 Good 2 Be True
04. Real High
05. The Answer
06. I Don’t Know
07. When I Decide (It’s Alright)
08. Who U R
09. Part Of Me
11. R We Talking Long
Nite Jewel tour dates:
05.20.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Getty Center
05.24.17 - Bucharest, RO - Control Club
05.25.17 - Vienna, AT - Hyperreality
05.26.17 - Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
05.27.17 - Ancona, IT - Loop
05.28.17 - Padova, IT - Student Summer Festival
05.29.17 - Livomo, IT - Aurora
06.01.17 - Baden, CH - Werkk
06.04.17 - London, UK - Camden Assembly
06.08.17 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephemere
06.09.17 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
06.10.17 - Rotterdam, NL - V11