NOW Magazine

Local songwriter Emilie Mover takes the long view of heartbreak on her fourth solo album and Nevado debut, Mighty Time.

But despite the fact that almost every song concerns either heart matters or the passage of time (often both), the resulting record is far from a bummer.

Mover’s a laid-back, melancholy singer, but the varied arrangements bring out the whimsy in her songwriting: reverby synth-pop brushes up against piano ballads, upbeat pop rock tunes, psychsoul and hints of doo-wop.

The album closes with two songs that include a male perspective: a duet with Lefeuvre called Wasted Time and Only Him Or Me, a Townes Van Zandt cover that Mover makes her own.

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