On November 9th, 2019, The Tallest Man On Earth will be returning to Manchester, set to perform at The Albert Hall along with special guest, Julie Byrne.
This year saw the release of Kristian Matsson’s 5th album, ‘I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream’. The quality of which has certainly made up for the four year wait since his subsequent, ‘Dark Bird is Home’.
Produced and engineered almost entirely in his apartment in Brooklyn, NY – Matsson really hones his precision with his latest release, showcasing various styles of writing that are all definitively his. From front to back, the album is creative and meaningful, utilising a diverse range of instrumentation and application whilst maintaining fluidity and satisfying resolution. Succinct and figurative lyricism as usual from Matsson as he defines love, separation and life on the road. Matsson has said before that he “Can’t write about life on a tour bus.” Ironically, these songs have been written on tour, unravelled during his travels and derived in hotel bars. His stories are a mature, yet beautifully naive exploration of the experiences he deems the most significant in life. When asked for some insight on the album, Matsson says, “Making the album, I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through and that, for some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best can go unnoticed. I’ve come to realise that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle”.
The Tallest Man On Earth’s arrangements of old and new, performed in the stunning and audacious Albert Hall on November 9th will be a spectacle well worth beholding. Don’t miss out.
Words Simon Harwood