“Ramona Gonzalez operates in the fringe space between pop and everything else. Avoiding the confines of the former led her to leave Secretly Canadian, the label that put out her 2012 album, One Second Of Love, and build a modest recording space in her Los Angeles home. Without the influence of corporate demand, she felt free to explore music in a way that better suited her identity. The “pop” tag that her label and the media had assigned her had proven too limiting for Gonzalez, who’s always performed her Nite Jewel alias as an equalizer between herself and the listener rather than a salable object of desire. The songs that make up Gonzalez’s latest, self-released effort, Liquid Cool, are streamlined to captivate the ears without concessions to a formula. They’re fascinating, headspace-oriented compositions with poptimist touch tones for hooks, and the freedom Gonzalez found to mix and record as she saw fit permeates the songs’ breezy production.” — via NPR
Check out “Kiss The Screen” below, and read the rest of the write-up on Nite Jewel at NPR by clicking HERE.