Seth Glier – If It Wasn’t For You
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.” His critically acclaimed, emotionally dense catalog of work often draws upon traditional roots music, experimental instrumentation, and moody atmospheres that result in soulfully intelligent stories that can alternatively fight the power or break your heart.
The new video for “If It Wasn’t For You”, inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, echoes the young activist’s own concepts about the transformative power of turning one’s trauma into gratitude and awareness.
Seth Glier said the following about the song:
“The title was inspired by an answer Malala Yousafzai gave in a press conference after accepting her noble peace prize. 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.”