MADE TO MOVE: The questions on Josh Rouse's The Embers of Time cut deeper than pop-savvy musings on love found and lost. But the singer-songwriter's trademark sense of groove prevails.

Josh Rouse on existentia­l angst and break dancing

Rouse’s newest album, The Embers of Time (the tour for which brings him to New Mountain on Friday, June 19) contains plenty of contenders to add to his hits list. Lead track “Some days I’m Golden All Night” captures both tropical breeze and pragmatic angst. The Neil Young-flavored “New Young” aches with harmonica and thoughts of trading ambition for a slower pace of life.