|For Immediate Release: April 8, 2015
Grammy Nominated Artist/Activist
Kicks off CD Release Tour
“If I Could Change One Thing” Out April 7th
Debuts in Top 50 on iTunes Singer Songwriter Album Chart
Billboard Premieres "If I Could Change One Thing" Video
American Songwriter 'Daily Discovery' Feature & New Daytrotter Session
“Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY
New York, NY: Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). The album debuted in the top 50 on the Singer Songwriter album chart on iTunes and American Songwriter featured Glier as a "Daily Discovery" artist on the homepage of the site. Billboard.com premiered the music video for the title track "If I Could Change One Thing" featuring American Idol's Crystal Bowersox on April 8th.
On his newest album, 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. Available now via iTunes and the MPress Records store.
Glier's recent session for taste making music blog Daytrotter is live and offers listeners a great sampling of the tracks on the album. Listen to three exclusive songs here.
On this new release, the gifted young troubadour has teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin). “This album is the one I'm most proud of to date,” says Glier. “Making If I Could Change One Thing was such an inspired process from writing almost 100 songs throughout the year to recording my favorite twelve in LA with Bill.” Lefler notes, “It’s not often you get to work with an artist with such musicality and real ability. Seth is a true standout. A true musician, songwriter and singer.”
On tour, Glier performs with a non-traditional lineup which includes Marc Seedorf (Stephen Kellogg, J. Mascis) on bass and 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 captivating live show. “Each performance when I look to my left and see Joe slaying the audience with a solo and I watch him smile after the audience applauds, it remains the most authentic thing I've ever seen in my life,” admits Glier.
Glier attended and performed at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City and on February 18, 2015 he performed on Fox Kansas City Morning Show, to start off the music festival. Check out the clip here.
In addition, 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. He is also very involved with his non-verbal autistic brother and is focused on sharing his ways of communicating to the non-verbal through music.
At only 26 years old, Glier has released three albums prior to If I could Change One Thing, including his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, and the critically praised Things I Should Let You Know. Glier has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.