Seth Glier, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist, is set to release his latest studio album If I Could Change One Thing tomorrow. In celebration, he is premiering it early today, exclusively on Music Times.
On this his fourth release, Glier teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional) for a more expansive, genre blending sound that builds upon Glier's more acoustic foundation. The album was inspired by being fully present in each moment. It also contains social calls to action, prompted by the 26 year old's experience caring for and learning from his older brother Jamie, who is non-verbal and diagnosed with a severe form of autism.
"There's an expression that I once heard that states, 'What happens to you belongs to you," Glier told us. "On If I Could Change One Thing, I set out to prove that the scars we usually hide are often our most prized possession. I wrote about 100 songs in preparation for this album and it feels so special to me because I think it's the most authentic album I've ever made. A great album has less to do with a great performance than it does a human one. I set out to make an album of genuine moments where I'm sitting inside of the stuff, not getting out in front of it.
"Bill Lefler was the perfect producer who gave me a safe place to quiet my mind, trust my intuition, and have way too much fun.
He continued: "If I Could Change One Thing has all of the elements of music that I love so much. It's poppy, bluesy, vulnerable, brave, raw, and might make you want to dance here and there."
If I Could Change One Thing is available now for pre-order on iTunes.
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