Toronto/New York based singer-songwriter Emilie Mover will release her latest album Mighty Time on April 2, 2013 in Canada through Nevado Records (Bahamas, Library Voices, Yukon Blonde). To get a little taste of Emilie Mover’s new LP, the single “Ride With The Tide” is now available to download here.
Mighty Time, the follow-up to 2011’s Seem So Long, showcases a far more eclectic side of the velvety-voiced Mover. Songs like “Fishes”, the upbeat indie pop with handclaps aplenty, and the bouncy “True Love” are as quirky as they are catchy, recalling days of singing in the rain and dancing with umbrellas. Conversely, the sombre, smooth jazz-laced “You Don’t Treat Me Right” could silence a ‘70s New York speakeasy, while “So Long Too Late” explores the dreamy sounds of modern synth pop, all sewn together by Mover’s matchless singing voice.
Bouncing between her adopted hometowns of Toronto and New York (she’s a native Montrealer), Mover spent much of her time between her latest LPs writing music for a myriad of projects and artists – from a children’s album to a full-length tribute to jazz innovator Peggy Lee.
“I saw any opportunity to write songs as a new challenge,” she shares. Those opportunities included collaboration with the likes of electronic musician/producer Sandro Perri and guitarist/lap steeler Christine Bougie and ultimately helped further hone her craft. In addition to previous placements in programs like Grey’s Anatomy and ads for giants like Telus and BlackBerry, Mover’s more recent output has been picked up by Dodge and Fisher Price for major spots. “It’s kind of like a puzzle,” she adds, “figuring out how to make a song work within much different sets of parameters.”
These recent experiences coupled with her array of existing influences – from smoky ‘60s jazz to modern dream pop and plenty in between – greatly informed her approach to writing for Mighty Time.
For another glimpse into the new record, check out the recent Southern Souls session for the track “Fishes” at http://youtu.be/TRu67DTF_-g and the video for the hauntingly beautiful ballad “Goodbye My Love” here.
Emilie will be performing at the Cameron House in Toronto as part of CMW, on March 22, 2013.
Mighty Time Tracklisting:
01. See You When
03. Goodbye My Love
04. True Love
05. So Long Too Late
06. Ride With The Tide
07. You Don’t Treat Me Right
08. Time In My Mind
09. Tell Me Why
10. Pret a Porter
11. Wasted Time
12. Only Him or Me
Upcoming Tour Dates:
03.22.13 – Cameron House (CMW Show) – Toronto, ON