Nite Jewel – In The Dark
With a keyboard tuned to “James-Blake-pop” and a propensity for sonic melodrama, Ramona Gonzalez is able to pick and choose what aspects of 80s pop she wishes to evoke. It’s what makes Nite Jewel more than just purveyors of formulaic and simplistic low-fi dance music (if you can call it that), but unpredictable synthesizers of generic tricks of the trade. On “In the Dark,” Gonzalez concocts a love ballad directed at no one–a romantic breath in the wind. It’s a beautiful track off the upcoming One Second Of Love, due out in March.