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Tallest Man on Earth sizes up Hammersmith Apollo gig as stunning solo sessions released

By Emily Coady-Stemp
October 14 2019, 17.15

Sweden’s Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man on Earth is touring some of his biggest UK venues to date next month, including Hammersmith Apollo.

Ahead of his UK tour, The Tallest Man on Earth has shared two stunning solo sessions for Mahogany and NPR, performing songs from new album, I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream.

Born in Dalarna, Sweden, Mattson released the critically acclaimed Shallow Grave in 2008. He went on to release three more full length albums, The Wild Hunt (2010), There’s No Leaving Now (2012) and The Dark Bird is Home (2015).

Matsson said of his latest release: “Making the album, I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through.

“For some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best go unnoticed.

“I’ve come to realise that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle and that so often the thing that deserves my attention, is the least trying to get it.”

Illuminated by light pouring through a deserted attic in Hampstead, Mahogany’s intimate performance sees Matsson exposed and raw, with the subtle warmth of What I’ve Been Kicking Around‘s melodies shining through. Two more performance videos will be shared in the coming months.

Since 2010, Mahogany Sessions have been bringing millions of people around the world closer to the artists they love. Incredibly intimate musical moments from the likes of James Bay, Bastille, Hozier, Birdy, Leon Bridges, Jacob Banks, JP Cooper, Rag’n’Bone Man, Gavin James.

The Tallest Man on Earth plays Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday 6 November.

Feature image credit: Kaitlin Scott.

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