Nite Jewel today returns with the announcement of her fourth studio album, Real High, set for release on May 5, 2017 via her own Gloriette Records imprint. With the announcement of the new album, Nite Jewel also shares the video for new single “2 Good 2 Be True,” directed by LA-based artist Geneva Jacuzzi.
“Those dance sequences were a blast to film,” Jacuzzi says of making video. “Ramona, dancing her ASS OFF for hours.. Christina [Acevedo] on camera, cracking up… and me, jumping and flailing around the room shouting out inspirato like… ‘Now we’re at the Prince Party!.. Erotic City! Dance Dance!!’”
“I’m looking for a real high and a real low, isn’t that the way love goes?” sings Los Angeles’s Ramona Gonzalez, aka Nite Jewel, on Real High title track. The extraordinary peaks of love are incomparable, but these moments of euphoria are coupled with the feeling that they are fleeting, that conflict lies ahead or worse, inner solitude. Nevertheless, you go ahead — love is new every time and each time there are infinite ways to experience it and still never totally understand the story.
Recorded over the course of four years in Los Angeles with the help of Cole M.G.N., these songs of transformational love and relentless nostalgia present the most personal, lyric driven Nite Jewel record to date. With everything from expansive, futuristic balladry (“Real High,” “Part Of Me”) to gauzy dance-floor hits (“2 Good 2 Be True,” “The Answer”), Nite Jewel’s fourth full-length acts as her most focused and bold effort yet. Featuring contributions from long-time collaborators such as Dâm-Funk, Droop-E, and Julia Holter, the timeless production, unique voice, and pristine song-craft of Real High create an irresistible combination that only seeks to enhance its affecting message.
NITE JEWEL TOUR DATES:
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center
May 24 – Bucharest, RO – Control Club
May 25 – Vienna, AT – Hyperreality
May 26 – Rome, IT – Spring Attitude Festival
May 27 – Ancona, IT – Loop
May 28 – Padova, IT – Student Summer Festival
May 29 – Livomo, IT – Aurora
June 01 – Baden, CH – Werkk
June 04 – London – Camden Assembly
June 08 – Paris, FR – Le Point Ephemere
June 09 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
June 10 – Rotterdam, NL – V11