The Tallest Man on Earth
Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, performing as The Tallest Man on Earth, has garnered comparisons to Bob Dylan for his songwriting and vocal style, but says “I don’t consider my work to be a part of any tradition. This is how I play. This is how I write songs.” NPR says of his most recent, introspective album, I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream, written in the wake of a painful divorce, “Matsson seems to have figured out that the crests and valleys of our interiorities are just as beguiling as the vast expanses around us.” For listeners and viewers the fascination has been in watching an artist work through his life, in problems and celebrations large and small, putting his thoughts out into the world while he’s still processing them himself and watching them evolve over time.