The last thing we heard from LA electro songstress Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel was her hyper-minimalist, intimately confessional cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Visions,” but she’s back to her chilly, synth-driven M.O. on the latest single from her second LP One Second of Love, “In the Dark.” Over an impossibly catchy backbeat and her classic thick, shimmering planes of cold, cutting synth and piano, Gonzalez effortlessly shows off her impressive vocal range. That’s not to say Gonzalez has abandoned the personal emotionality of her Stevie Wonder cover – “In the Dark” feels like she’s whispering it in your ear too, but somehow, you can dance to it. One Second of Love drops March 6 on Secretly Canadian.
Revisit Nite Jewel’s cover of “Visions.” It’s also available for download: