The Tallest Man On Earth Announces New Album “Henry St.”, Shares New Song “Every Little Heart”
Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man On Earth announced his seventh studio album “Henry St.” would be released on April 14, 2023.
It is his first original album in four years since the 2019 album “I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.” In 2022, he released a covers album “Too Late For Edelweiss”.
The album comprises 11-track, featuring contributions from Ryan Gustafson (guitar/lap steel/ukulele), TJ Maiani (drums), CJ Camerieri (trumpet/French horn), Phil Cook (piano, organ), Rob Moose (strings), and Adam Schatz (saxophone). Produced by Sylvan Esso's Nick Sanborn.
This is the first album he recorded with the band. “They opened everything up and understood what the songs that I'd written needed: sounds that I couldn't ever have thought of or created myself," Kristian Matsson explained. "We recorded so many of the songs live in the studio, playing, having fun and being really open with each other."
- He said of the album, “Henry St. is the most playful, most me album yet, because it covers so many of the different noises in my head. When you overthink things, you get further away from your original ideas. And God knows I overthink things when I'm by myself. Having been away from it taught me that making music and performing is what I'm doing for the rest of my life, and I'm so grateful for it. It has given me new confidence and playfulness. This is what I do. It's unconditional.”
From the album, he released the first single called “Every Little Heart” long with a music video.
He said of the song, “But of course I still have little demons inside of me. I wrote some key changes in the song that came natural to me, but I worried they might sound unnatural to others. When TJ Maiani heard it, he straightaway went into this drumbeat that shocked me a little at first, but came completely natural to him. It fit the song perfectly.”
The video was directed by Jeroen Dankers, who shot with 16mm Kodak film. The video is part one of a trilogy.
Kristian Matsson said of the video, “portrays a conflict you can have with your inner child, which you sometimes still have inside you and you want to let go, but that isn't always easy.”
Photo by Stephan Vanfleteren
- source : Apple Music