Track Premiere: Seth Glier “For What It’s Worth”

Yes, indeed, the Buffalo Springfield classic… officially released tomorrow, April 21.

By Blurt Staff

If you’re a regular BLURT reader, you’ll be familiar with the name Seth Glier, a Grammy® Nominee and Independent Music Award-winner who we’ve featured a number of times in the past, including a video premiere not long ago and a number of album reviews, including one of his killer Things I Should Let You Know. Returning to the Glier well once again—and for reasons that will become immediately obvious—we want to unveil a new recording he’s done of Steven Stills’ eternally-relevant “For What It’s Worth,” which of course the Buffalo Springfield originally did in ’66, the tune going on to be revived numerous times in the years that followed. Check it out:

Glier, commenting on his version of the song, notes, “We have found ourselves, our values, & our leadership in a time of cognitive dissonance. Our age of information has been turned into an age of entertainment. I believe that people everywhere are beginning to say: there’s something happening here.” 

That’s for sure. It’s a remarkably powerful—primal, even—take on the tune, a bluesy and genuinely relevant anthem for these troubled times. And the artist is no stranger to activism—he’s served as a spokesperson for ChildFund International, Rock The Vote, Autism Speaks, and has been a TEDx speaker.

Glier will have a new album titled Birds (MPress) out this summer, the follow-up to 2015’s exquisite If I Could Change One Thing. You can catch him on tour right now and throughout the summer—tour dates at his official website. (You can also nab the track at his website.) He’s currently one of the top trending sessions on Daytrotter and his song, “The Next Right Thing” was just used in Nescafé’s International Women’s Day video commercial, “Meninas Fortes“.

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