Doug Seegers has lived a lot of life in his 67 years. The singer-songwriter has battled homelessness and drug and alcohol addiction for most of his adult life, but it was music that set him on the straight and narrow path.
On "Give It Away," the video for which is premiering on Billboard today (May 10), Seegers sings of the trials he had been going through; his yearning vocals coupled with delicate piano and guitar accompaniment strike a chord. “You might meet somebody with no shoes on his feet/ You might even see a drunk man laying lost in misery/ That’s when it’s time to reach your hand out, boy/ Show some sympathy,” he sings.
Writing the autobiographical “Give It Away” was a pivotal moment in Seegers’ life. The idea for the song came to him while in an AA meeting, as he tells Billboard.