Grammy-nominated Seth Glier is a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. NPR describes his voice as “otherworldly” while praising him as “an engaging performer and storyteller.” With new single out, A Gift, The Fountain caught up with Seth to discuss the response to the track as well as well as his plans for the year.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to A Gift?

It’s been a pretty amazing ride to see this song out into the world and resonating with people. It came from a place of doing a lot of hard emotional work. I wanted the production to mirror the emotional and “sound like hard work” and I think me and my co-producer Alex Wong achieved that in the final result.

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?

Gaslighting!

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

I’m hopefully going to be touring this fall in support of this album. With covid variants it’s a bit of up on the air.

Currently I’m producing a few albums for other artists. This is new to me but I’m really enjoying navigating another person through the process of record making.

I’m also going to be teaching a songwriter workshop in Nigeria with participants from Turkey, Israel, Syria, & Kenya. It’s a youth learning program that is sponsored by the United States State Department. I’m very excited about writing a song with a group of people with all different backgrounds and influences. In my experience so far, music has a way of being a bridge between people and it’s something I feel that this world could use a lot of.

TF: When can we next expect a live show from you now that venues and gigs are kicking off again?

I’m headed out to the Midwest next week with shows in Ann Arbor & Grand Haven MI. Later in the month I’ll be in Boston with my friend Crystal Bowersox.