Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier recorded his new album, Birds, in an airy loft in Western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. Birds is steeped in conflict and contradiction; there's grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. The songs range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place. Co-produced by Steve Lunt and mixed by engineer David Darlington.