Artist Spotlight – The Tallest Man on Earth

Kristian Matsson is The Tallest Man on Earth. He lives in Dalarna, Sweden and has released three full-length albums and 2 EPs since 2006. He is a developed artist, featured by many other higher-profile artists, including Bon Iver, with whom he went on tour.

What makes The Tallest Man on Earth so wonderful to listen to is the emotion in such a mature voice accompanied by phenomenal instrumentation. The folk singer-songwriter played classical guitar when he was younger, but was never fully focused on it. He discovered open tuning in his teenage years after commenting that he was getting bored of classical guitar because it was a lot like math. Open tuning allows Kristian to focus on his lyrics in performances and it shows through his charismatic stage presence.

The Tallest Man on Earth sounds similar to so many popular names that it’s hard to tell where inspiration is drawn from. From Bob Dylan to George Ezra, Passenger to Jake Bugg, the Tallest Man on Earth embodies so many different sounds and is still unique. It is easy to see the classical guitar background in the arpeggios in songs like “Where Do My Bluebird Fly?” and “I Won’t Be Found.” Few artists are more fun to watch than Kristian on the guitar.

Deep, meaningful lyrics, phenomenal guitar and a powerful voice leave The Tallest Man on Earth as one of the most relaxing artists to listen to. From “Burden of Tomorrow” to “King of Spain”, there is still a lot that has yet to be written and performed by the young talent of Kristian Matsson.

– Kyle



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