Every once in a while, an artist comes along, and they make you go, damn, I bloody love music. Seth Glier is one of those artist's. He's not a popstar. But he's also not just another boring bloke with a guitar singing about Global Warming. He's an singer-songwriter with a knack for making songs that really make you think. In a good way, I mean. Not like those maths test back in school.
Anyways, Seth was very kind, and had a little chat with me & answered some questions for us, so that you guys can get to know him a little better! Believe me, he's very humble to say that he's a Grammy Nominated artist. Let's go!
Hey Seth, for those unfamiliar with you, could you tell them a bit about who you are and what you do?
Well I am a writer-song-singer from rural western mass. I am a 24 year old, Berklee college of music drop out, who is excited every morning to start with nothing more than a blank sheet of paper.
How would you describe your sound?
I consider my style to be storytelling pop music. I love the classic songwriters who had something important to say such as Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, & Randy Newman. I want to bring lyrical content back into the pop music of today. I want to write melodies that get in your head but metaphors that sink in your heart.
Who would you compare yourself to in the industry right now?
I'm a huge fan of Dawes. I love what they're doing. I also really like Bruno Mars. I think Ed Sheeran is doing wonderful work pushing the limits of what we as a society are capable of listening to on the radio.
So, what can people expect if they come down to one of your shows?
My goal when I step on stage is to allow myself to be completely transformed and I hope the same of my audience. I want people to feel completely changed. I want them to laugh and cry. I want them to feel a little less alone. And I want them to feel like they can do anything.
I try to set the bar high...at least for myself
What can people expect from your new album? ("Things I Should Let You Know")
It's sort of all over the map. It's got the classic 70s singer influence, some New Orleans big band, & even some middle eastern instruments. I paint with a lot of colors.
I'd like to think that there is something for everyone in there.
And what's your favourite song you have written?
My favorite song I've written so far is "Plastic Soldiers". To me it's my best work from a raw craft standpoint of songwriting.
It's a song about a boy playing with toy soldiers as a kid, then becoming a soldier himself and losing his legs in war. The song ultimately finishes with the character having to make a choice of whether or not to pass his toy soldiers onto his own son. He has to make the choice of what kind of life he wants his son to have.
I'm a huge woody Guthrie fan and tried to channel as much of him as I could in this song. Woody Guthrie sung about social and political issues but it was never preachy. He always kept his sentiment inside the lives of the characters in his songs so the message was felt as oppose to just heard
And finally where can your fans (or new fans) find you?
I'd like to thank Seth for taking the time to answer these questions!
Wow. What can I say? That's the first time an artist on here has took the time to answer these questions in depth. This just shows the compassion & effort that Seth puts into things. I've been listening to his new album a heck of a lot lately, and man, it is so good!
It's the first time in a while, that I've actually wanted to follow the story of a song in my head, and that applies to practically every song on this album. Unfortunately Seth really doesn't get the attention that he deserves! But, you can help him out & buy his new album off iTunes now! You won't be disappointed!