Nite Jewel - This Time

  • A soaring ode to love, loss and recovery
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  • "Will you stand around and watch me drown?" pleads Ramonda Gonzales on the first single from her new album. For "This Time," she uses bittersweet song to navigate the throes of love and loss in the aftermath of her 12-year marriage. The production contrasts the shadowy backstory, and there's an irrepressible optimism on here that shines with an increasing brightness. Effervescent arpeggios bubble away as a fleet of screeching guitars yearn to take flight. As it all unfurls, it becomes engrossing to the point that you don't even realise a beat never kicks in. "This Time" goes further than sensory bliss—it caresses the spirit and then nurses its wounds.