The Tallest Man On Earth, progetto del musicista svedese Kristian Matsson, annuncia la sua firma con ANTI-. Condivide anche la cover del noto brano del 2008 "För sent för Edelweiss" della superstar Håkan Hellström, che ha accompagnato l'ingresso sul palco di Mattsson per più di un decennio. È la prima pubblicazione da I Love You. It's A Fever Dream, del 2019. "För sent för Edelweiss" racconta di una relazione andata male e del dolore che ne consegue, con una scossa di energia travolgente che riassume perfettamente un live set di The Tallest Man on Earth. Sebbene questa canzone racconti di una fine, per The Tallest Man è sempre stato il segnale di inizio di uno show capace di avvolgere lo spettatore in una fervente energia, qualcosa di cui l'artista ha molto sentito la mancanza fino a quando non è tornato ad esibirsi nell'autunno 2021.
Matsson spiega: "För sent för Edelweiss' has been my intro song since 2010. My walk-on music. It's become this very special song in my life; when I heard that song come on for my first show back since the beginning of the pandemic, when we played Dalhalla in Sweden, I was in tears. That song brings special meaning to me. It will wake up my mind to full focus. Somehow the misery of breakup songs can be uplifting – a way to find connection. I have a lot of sad love songs like that of my own. Why do I feel like this song is a buddy? I don't know. But it's always been my favorite Håkan Hellström song '
Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth's "För sent för Edelweiss" (Håkan Hellström Cover) HERE
Through the pandemic, Matsson has been active in connecting with listeners across the globe; he performed frequent livestreams for fans, playing through covers and requests from his acclaimed and beloved albums including The Wild Hunt, Dark Bird is Home, and I Love You. It's a Fever Dream, among others. Matsson also released the inventive full-length performance film, The Little Red Barn Show, created with friend and filmmaker Rolf Nylinder.
Upon returning from tour in spring 2022, Matsson immediately got to work on new original music for a forthcoming album - an ornate collection that might be his best yet. Then, as an exhalation after that intensive creative deluge, he tinkered with off-the-cuff home recordings across Sweden and North Carolina, spending time with old and new favorites by other artists: songs that have soundtracked his youth, his daily life and his days on the road, which is where this rendition of Hellstöm's song came about.
In recent years, Matsson has undertaken single oriented projects that incorporate writing, producing and self-releasing songs and videos in regular intervals, often with purposefully intense deadlines. He's described finding inspiration in the entire process, particularly the satisfaction of making something and having it out quickly. 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. Matsson's version of "För sent för Edelweiss" offers another taste of this process.