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ROCK & ROLL GLOBE | Pete Muller Shares Video for “More Time”

New album of the same name out May 17th

On the clock, Pete Muller is a successful hedge fund manager and trader who has used his superhuman skills in applied mathematics to build his fortune.

He’s also an ace poker player who occasionally writes the crossword section of the New York Times as well as those mini-meta puzzles in The Washington Post. As a philanthropist, Muller was key in ensuring live music venues remained open during COVID as a board member of The Live Music Society, and partnered with the Berklee School of Music to help save the legendary Power Station recording studio in New York City.

But at the heart of Muller’s being is his deep love for music, both as a fan and an accomplished songwriter himself. In fact, he’s got a brand new album coming out this spring called More Time, which was recorded in Memphis with producer/engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price).

Ross-Spang’s impact on Muller’s sound is apparent across the entire record, his technique behind the board giving these songs a looser, grittier feel that adds a new wrinkle to the expansive nature of Muller the songwriter and performer. 

No less prominent is the all-star band assembled for the sessions, including celebrated bassist Dave Smith (Al Green, Wilson Pickett), famed Texas guitarist Will Sexton (Joe Ely, Roky Erickson), Memphis organist Rick Steff (Lucero, Cat Power), longtime Wilco drummer Ken Coomer, and a host of local legend horn players and background vocalists.

Rock & Roll Globe is honored to premiere the title track to More Time today on the site. 

“I recorded ‘More Time’ at Matt Ross-Spang’s Southern Groove studio as a solo piano/vocal,” Muller says of the song, which begins as a ballad before intensifying into a full orchestral crescendo. “There’s an urgency and rawness to that performance that Matt and I love, and despite trying numerous times, we couldn’t beat that version. Sam Shoup added some strings and brass to the track, and we also layered on some percussion and timpani for power and texture.”

Watch the video, beautifully filmed by Muller’s friend Gus Black in Santa Barbara’s iconic Lobero theater, below. Its imagery no doubt serves as a compliment to the song’s overarching themes. 

“Avoiding temptation can save you from getting into trouble,” proclaims Muller. “But it’s good to give in occasionally, otherwise life can get pretty boring. Wouldn’t it be great to have ‘More Time’ before needing to make a choice?”

The single will be available on all DSPs tomorrow. For more information on Pete, visit him online at


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