The Tallest Man On Earth 'Dark Bird Is Home' out May 12th, at Asheville's Orange Peel May 28
Touring with a full band for the first time, Sweden’s The Tallest Man On Earth (Kristian Matsson) will be releasing his fourth album Dark Bird Is Home on May 12. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries and studios, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit. His multi-date tour will bring The Tallest Man On Earth to Asheville’s Orange Peel May 28.
The first single “Sagres” sees the Swedish artist take an upbeat, folk-pop approach, a change from the original rawness of his earlier releases.
While Dark Bird is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings — which feels fresh for The Tallest Man on Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.
The other musicians and layers on this recording put a wide lens on familiar themes. Fear and darkness, sleep or lack of it, dreams in the dark and in the light. Moving, leaving, going. Distance and short stops, long straight lines, temporal places. More hopefully, a grateful nod to a traveling partner, a healing mind. Maybe a little forgiveness needed. Definitely some things to forget.
$29.50 advance / $32 day of showThis show was moved from The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. All previously purchased tickets will be honored.