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Seth Glier, ‘For What It’s Worth’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

On his forthcoming new album, folk singer-songwriter Seth Glier covers Buffalo Springfield’s iconic “For What It’s Worth.” In advance of the album’s release, Glier is debuting a music video for his version of the song, premiering exclusively on The Boot.

Written by Stephen Stills, “For What It’s Worth” was recorded by Buffalo Springfield in December of 1966 and released as a single in early 1967. The song landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and quickly became known as a protest song — appropriate, given that Stills was inspired to write the song following the Sunset Strip curfew riots in Hollywood in November of ’66.

“I believe we are in a time of connecting the dots again,” Glier tells The Boot of his impetus for recording his own version of “For What It’s Worth.” “In our culture and in ourselves, the age of information has been turned into the age of entertainment, and I believe people in both red states and blue are beginning to say, ‘There is something happening here.'”

Glier’s version of “For What It’s Worth” is less a straight-up cover and more a re-imagining of the classic track: The key is slightly different, and the instrumentation relies heavily on harmonica and non-traditional percussion. Readers can press play above to watch the music video, filmed in a warehouse-style setting.

A Massachusetts native, Glier will release his next album, Birds, on Aug. 25. Visit SethGlier.com for more information on Glier and the record.

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