Friday, April 26, 2019
The Tallest Man On Earth - I Love You. It's A Fever Dream
Kristian Matsson is The Tallest Man On Earth. We know that because is says so on the album cover and the press releases. And that is all well and good, but this is a music blog, so the real issue is whether his new album, I Love You. Its A Fever Dream, is worth your ears. The answer for us is a definitive "yes". The ten songs transcribe the artist's musing about the world and his travels as a performer while he comes to grips with the rhythms of his post-divorce life. The arrangements are economical, but the songs resonate with depth and sincerity, voiced by Matsson in his characteristic expressive and well-worn style. The songs include themes of loneliness, weariness, and sorrow, and ultimately a ray of hope. The language is poetic, and the presentation is sublime. I Love You. Its A Fever Dream is a chronicle of Matsson's interior space, but for all of us who have lived, loved, and lost, the connection with the listener is easily made.
The album is out now in digital, CD and vinyl formats via Rivers / Birds Records.
Artist's store for CD and vinyl