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‘Dark Bird is Home’ will be released on May 12

Nothing short of outstanding, The Tallest Man on Earth is storming to the forefront of the indie folk movement with melodic instrumentation and thought-provoking lyrics. Kristian Matsson, who goes by the moniker of The Tallest Man on Earth, has been dishing out contemporary classics since his humble beginnings in Sweden in 2005. 

Matsson has often found solace and inspiration in the works of folk artists from Bob Dylan to Woody Guthrie, molding his lyrical styling specifically in this iconic musical form. “I don’t consider my work to be a part of any tradition. This is how I play. This is how I write songs,” said Matsson on the matter.

While The Tallest Man on Earth has only released three albums in the past seven years, with the first being “Shallow Grave” in 2008, Matsson has already established himself as a masterful songwriter amongst his contemporaries. Look no further for evidence with “The Dreamer” from his 2010 EP, “Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird,” which boasts the powerful lyrics, “And I’m just a shadow of your thoughts in me / But sun is setting, shadows growing / A long cast figure will turn into night / It’s like nothing in this world ever sleeps.”

With his last album, “There’s No Leaving Now,” being released in 2012, Matsson has come back to the studio and is ready to release his fourth album under the Dead Oceans label, “Dark Bird Is Home.”

The album is being described as Matsson’s most personal album that explores the themes of temporal memories and the darkness of life.

In preparation for the release of the album, The Tallest Man on Earth has released two singles from the album. The first single, “Sagres,” is momentarily blissful while managing to pack in elements of that are reminiscent of U2.

The song only contains Matsson’s vocals and his acoustic guitar but the song reverberates in the ears of his audience, leaving a euphoric feel that lingers. “’Sagres’ is without question The Tallest Man on Earth’s biggest, shiniest song to date” said Consequence of Sound.

The second single, “Dark Bird Is Home,” features a pleasant intro of just Matsson playing acoustically but suddenly, the song explodes into a psychedelia that engrosses with orchestral elements.

The song recedes just as quietly as it came, allowing Matsson’s audience to ponder what will come next from his new release, which is scheduled to hit shelves on May 12.

The Tallest Man on Earth will tour behind his newest release this summer, with his first show coming to the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Mass. on Wednesday, May 13. Matsson will be supported by the energetic mother and son duo, Madisen Ward and Mama Bear. The show will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets cost between $29.50 and $39.50.

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