Nite Jewel (a.k.a. L.A-based pop artist Ramona Gonzalez) makes '80s-tinged tunes tailored to the the sleepy state between dreams and reality. Her new video for "Memory, Man," is an assortment of surreal imagery ranging from a face-painted Gonzalez to a foggy abandoned factory. Let's just say that David Lynch would be proud.
Director Angus Borsos had this to say about the video:
"Hypnotized by a blue sky – dark blue started to drip down my spine and I started to dream things up behind the front of my eyes. Leading up to working with Ramona, I felt that most of the images I was being exposed to were lacking an undercurrent – that I was lacking an undercurrent, that images were being carefully placed as opposed to being carefully grown. Tunnelling with the song, I started to see the video as a trunk of rich still-life paintings. Ramona as a living statue on a stage, looking through the many dimensions of her memory, no, reality. I hoped that it would read like a timeless old book of her past (or yours) that she (or you) can't quite place – but somehow managed to record in startlingly high resolution – proof that it's there (for now), and that memory is camouflage."
Heavy. Check out the "Memory, Man" premiere below, along with upcoming Nite Jewel tour dates:
Nite Jewel—One Second of Love
01/18/13 - Ottawa, ON - Solo Set @ Barrymores Music Hall
w/ Dresden Dresses, Ceremony, & Live Action Fezz
01/27/13 - Sydney, AU - Krautrock Classics Presents Kraftwerk’s Computer World @ Sydney Festival @ Spiegeltent w/ Nite Jewel + Peanut Butter Wolf
01/31/13 - Sydney, AU - Good God w/ Holy Balm & Buzz Kull
02/01/13 - Brisbane, AU - Brisbane Laneway
02/02/13 - Sydney, AU - Sydney Laneway
02/03/13 - Melbourne, AU - Melbourne Laneway
02/04/13 - Fitzroy, AU - Workers Club w/ Fox & Sui and LA Nights DJs
03/22/13 - Grand Rapids, MI - Solo Set @ LadyFest GR @ The Pyramid Scheme
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