Video Premiere: Seth Glier

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The man has a plan and he’s not afraid to use it… choice track from upcoming new album, natch.

By Blurt Staff

Super-savvy folk/pop singer-songwriter and MPress recording artist Seth Glier has long been a fave around the Blurt estate – in fact, contributing editor Lee Zimmerman reviewed his last album here with mucho enthusiasm. So we’re doubly pleased to be able to premiere a new video from Glier, whose If I Could Change One Thing drops April 7. The track’s called “Love Is A Language”:

Glier commented on the track, saying, “This song is really inspired by my non-verbal autistic brother, Jamie. ‘When nothing else can speak for you, love is a language we hang on to.’ I’ve learned a lot from him but one of the most important lessons he taught me is how to listen and recognizing a stranger’s humanity despite the outside package. It’s a raw emotion for me, one I haven’t written about before, which is why I wanted the video to try and match the intensity. We tried to capture the energy that Joe Nerney and I put into it each night onstage.”

Glier leans towards a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities. Point of fact, a key element of Glier’s music and life in general is activism and autism awareness. He is an advocate for Musicians On Call and a LIVE! artist partner for ChildFund International who has helped hundreds of children find sponsors.

On tour, Glier performs with an untraditional lineup, which includes Joe Nerney, a blind, 62-year-old sax player, whom Glier met when he was 15.  Nerney’s contributions add another layer to Glier’s captivation live show.

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 Tour dates:

March 28                                The Vanilla Bean                       Pomfret, CT

April 2                                    Burlap and Bean                       Newton Square, PA

April 3                                    Avalon Theater                         Easton, MD

April 10                                  Iron Horse Music Hall               Northampton, MA

April 11                                  The Strand Theater                   Rockland, ME

April 15                                  Jammin Java                             Vienna, VA

April 16                                  Baldwin’s Station                      Sykesville, MD

April 17                                  Rockwood Music Hall               New York, NY

April 18                                  The Linda                                Albany, NY

April 19                                  Cadyville Concert Hall             Cadyville, NY

April 23                                  S.P.A.C.E.                             Evanston, IL

April 24                                  Seven Steps Up                       Spring Lake, MI

April 25                                  Seven Steps Up                       Spring Lake, MI

April 26                                  The Ark                                 Ann Arbor, MI

April 30                                  The Basement                         Nashville, TN

May 1                                     Eddie’s Attic                          Dectur, GA

May 2                                     The Evening Muse                  Charlotte, NC

May 7                                     Bridge Street Live                  Colinsville, CT

May 9                                     Club Passim                           Cambridge, MA

May 10                                   Tupelo Music Hall                  Londonderry, NH

 

 

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