Things I Should Let You Know


With his polished tenor vocals and natural affinity for creating shimmering, seductive melodies, singer-songwriter Seth Glier knows how to sway the sentiments of his listeners. Here, the album title alone is enough to catch one’s attention, but it’s Glier’s precise phrasing and subtle touches that make for an engaging start-to-finish listen. Whether he’s singing solitary ballads like “Everything Beautiful” and “I Am Only as Loved as I Am Open” or tackling the more vigorous refrains that spark “Man I Used to Be” and “Down to the Wire,” Glier draws emotional power from the slightest of suggestions. That’s not to say this Massachusetts native is some brooding shoegazer. On the swampy-sounding “The Stars and Glitter” and brassy “New World I See,” Glier livens up the proceedings with some welcome infusions of energy. Still, he’s a master of nuance, and that’s ultimately what makes Things I Should Let You Know an album with so much to reveal. –Lee Zimmerman

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