“Hold on to what you want,” Pete Muller declares on his captivating new album, More Time. “And hold on to what you’ve got.” It’s a balancing act the dedicated singer/songwriter and innovative business leader has been navigating for most of his life.
“I have these two sides,” Muller explains. “One part of me is a very practical, analytical thinker, and the other is this creative artist who can’t help but express what’s going on in his soul. For a long time, I thought I had to choose between the two, but I’ve realized that I can love and nourish both sides of myself, that it’s AND, not OR.”
More Time is proof of that. Recorded in Memphis with producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and featuring a duet with Lisa Loeb, the collection marks a dramatic leap forward for Muller, who grapples here with the push and pull of responsibility and desire, predictability and adventure, commitment and temptation. Muller writes with a candid, often daring vulnerability, baring his innermost hopes and fears with unflinching honesty, and his delivery is compelling to match, fueled by stark vocals and vivid storytelling.