Nite Jewel returns with nihilistic new single
Following 2017Â album Real High
, and 2016âs Liquid Cool
, Nite Jewel has today released new single âOn Your Ownâ via her Gloriette Records imprint. Both written and produced by Nite Jewel, the single has cultural references that draw from her 2012 smash âOne Second Of Loveâ, whilst B-side âThe Jokeâs On Youâ is heavily funk influenced and dripping with sass.
Nite Jewel said:Â
âWhile Iâm not a stranger to worlds of turmoil and chaos, the current cultural climate has led me to an unprecedented sense of angst. Although in the past with my music, I was often able to glean a partial hope or at least some humor in my critical examinations of the present, it is now that I find myself falling into seemingly inescapable nihilistic spirals. And yetâ¦what if there were some sort of transcendence that could emerge from coming face to face with the debased nature of humanity and its inevitable, narcissistic self-destruction? Not to be confused with hope in some pseudo-religious promise of a better world, but the letting go of oneâs tight grasp of a cogent reality, a formula that makes sense, the perceived anthropomorphic center of the universe? I find something freeing in that possibility; looking outward instead of inward, reveling in something that no longer includes the premise of the self.â
Listen to the New Single âOn Your Ownâ from Nite Jewel below.
Cover art by Tammy Nguyen.