The Tallest Man On Earth – “Time Of The Blue” Video

As the Tallest Man On Earth, Kristian Matsson has released four albums of pleading, proclaiming, and pondering folk grounded by the Swedish singer’s earnest and weary tenor. Since 2008’s Shallow Grave, Matsson’s style has gradually evolved from one that invokes the verbose dexterity of Dylan to most recently one swinging for the anthemic momentum of Springsteen on last year’s Dark Bird Is Home. Yesterday he released “Time Of The Blue,” which strips the Tallest Man sound back down to its humble origins and finds Matsson crooning at a crossroads. Today he’s revealed the single’s accompanying video, a simple portrait of Matsson performing the song beside a full-body mirror intercut by images of a rustic rural landscape. It’s a sonic departure from his previous sonic departure, which leads him right back to where he started: no high-concept visuals, no roaring orchestra, just the inherent force of a man, a guitar, and “the vastness of ‘I love yous.'” Rolf Nylinder directs; watch below.

Check out the Tallest Man On Earth’s upcoming tour dates below.

06/21 London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
07/01 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall ^
07/02 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre ^
07/03 Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre @ The Egg ^
07/05 Portland, ME @ State Theatre ^
07/06 Portsmouth, NH @ Prescott Park Arts Festival ^
07/08 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
07/09 Quebec, QC @ Festival d’Ete International de Quebec
07/11 Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall ^
07/12 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ^
07/13 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark ^
07/15 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre ^
07/16 Eau Claire, WI @ State Theatre ^
07/17 Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers ^
07/18 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room ^
07/19 Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary ^
07/21 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
08/06 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
08/13 Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/14 Copenhagen, DE @ Konserthuset Studio 2
08/15 Leipzig, DE @ Geyserhaus
08/17 Bloemendaal, NL @ Openlunchttheater Caprera
08/18 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/19 Paredes de Coura, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/28 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
09/03 Rattvik, SE @ Dalhalla
09/05 Helsinki, FN @ Tavastia
09/09 Gdansk, PL @ Shakespeare Theatre
09/10 Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
09/12 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Bar
09/13 Budapest, HU @ A38
09/15 Zagreb, HR @ Kino SC
09/17 Vienna, AU @ Wiener Konserthaus
10/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre *
10/08 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre *

^ = with Lady Lamb
* = with The Head and the Heart