Seth Glier Drops New Music Video for “Somebody Break My Heart”
- American singer-songwriter Seth Glier has dropped a new music video for “Somebody Break My Heart”.
The song is included on his latest album “The Coronation”, which was released back in August.
It was written by Seth Glier and Steve Nelson. Produced by Alex Wong.
The video was directed and performed under water by Gabriel Forestieri.
Seth Glier said of the song, “'Somebody Break My Heart' was inspired by a new relationship I developed with water, during a writing residency in Key West Florida. I went down to work on some long-form memoir writing and found 'my spot' at a picnic table, twenty feet from the shoreline of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. I'd type into my iPad and when I would feel something like grief or shame wash over me in my writing, I'd take a break by jumping into the ocean and cleaning the tears from my eyes. Over the two weeks of rinsing and re-approaching, it became difficult to determine the water from my tears and the water all around me as I was floating in the ocean. My co-writer, Steve Nelson, and I tried to to write this song from that place of numbness pleading for feeling, waiting still in the quiet of the ocean floor.”
He continued, “I knew I wanted water and specially movement through water as the predominate story telling aspect to the video. I searched “free diver” on Instagram and came across the choreography work of Gabriel Forestieri, and shared with Gabriel what inspired the song and that I'd love to have him consider making a music video for it. About three days later he emailed me back with a rough cut of footage he shot in Sicily. We made a few rounds of edits back and forth but this video sort of just happened without any discussion. We clearly both understood the feeling well, had a deep reverence for water, and working with Gabriel felt more like surfing the energy of an idea than making a music video. I'm eternally grateful and connected to them now.”
The album “The Coronation” comprises of 13-track, featuring guest appearances from Everett Bradley and Raye Zaragoza.
It is his first LP in four years.
“For most of my adult life, I've held the belief that humanity is right around the corner from something transformative,” he explained of the album. “If we could only see that our separateness is an illusion, then a future of global cooperation and interdependence would be undeniable. As the coronavirus locked down the world, I watched this long-held belief inside of me becoming a reality right before my eyes. The dolphins returned to the Venice canals, and millions of children saw the stars for the first time. I wanted this album to feel like a roadmap towards reunion in a reconnected and repairing world.”
He continued, “The Coronation' marks the emergence of our collective unconscious into consciousness and the transcendence of compulsion into choice. I look at the last year of lockdown as sort of like an extended rehab healing us from the story of separation and offering us the courage to forge a new crown and become the rulers of that which had ruled us.”
- source : Apple Music