With a delicious chorus in his holster, Seth Glier’s single ‘If It Wasn’t For You’ glitters like the city just over the horizon, waving the air of comfort in love and affection.
“The title was inspired by an answer Malala Yousafzai gave in a press conference after accepting her noble peace prize,” said Seth. “She was asked “what would you say to the two members of the Tailaban who tried to kill you if you ever crossed paths with them again” and her answer was “I’d thank them because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have the platform I have now to talk about women’s education.” I wouldn’t be who I am without the pain that others caused me so to deny them love is to deny myself of the same. I thought Malala gave us such an exquisite example of blaming responsibly and wanted to capture that idea of giving proper credit to the people who trespassed against you into a song.”
Inspirational in a human and humane level, Seth grips hard on the totality of kindness and thoughtful bravery. A gumption for instilling the light for individual vision, talent, and just sheer will to help.
And that’s a big way that this song just shines, as the Bee Gees vibin’ rhythms and goodness, pours out of this delicate but strong anthem for justice.
A personal justice, which can quickly become a beacon for light and continued hope.
Song just melts in your mind’s eye.
With five albums, five Independent Music Awards, and even a U.S. State Department sponsored international tour under his belt, Seth has also played with a diverse list of artists such as Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, James Taylor, Ronnie Spector, and Marc Cohn.
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Playing the Homegrown Coffeehouse this Saturday in Needham MA. Gonna get some Indian food around the corner. The following week I’ll return to Baldwin’s Station in MD for a special Valentines show on Feb 13th. Gonna get a burger. Some special guests might show up. Hope to see you xoxo