The Tallest Man On Earth will be playing O2 Forum Kentish Town on 21st April.
The Tallest Man on Earth – the project of Swedish musician Kristian Matsson – announces Too Late For Edelweiss, an album of new covers out September 23 on ANTI- and releases his cover of Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway.” With Too Late for Edelweiss, Matsson weaves together a sparse collection of home recordings made in Sweden and North Carolina, captured fresh off a 39-date run with the adrenaline of tour rattling through his veins. His first release since 2019’s I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream, and his signing to ANTI-, the songs on Too Late For Edelweiss have been with Matsson since he started playing music as The Tallest Man on Earth in 2006. In those early years, Matsson used to perform “Lost Highway” before he had enough songs to flesh out a full set.
As much as Too Late for Edelweiss feels like a scrapbook, an intimate memento with the ghosts of The Tallest Man’s earlier, sparser sound hovering at the edges, it’s also just the artifact of a moment – a flash of joy, of feeling recharged, of feeling good. These are the songs that happened to be in Matsson’s head at the time he sat down to record. It came together so simply and easily – and in that way, it’s the purest distillation of making music – and being a fan of it, charting the connective tissue of a songwriter’s life.
Tickets £26.50 + bf + £1.95 restoration levy
O2 Forum Kentish Town
9-17 Highgate Rd, London, NW5 1JY