I CALLED IT. A year ago, I said The Tallest Man On Earth was going to become the new Bon Iver. Ya know, the whole “he’s kinda quiet and weird and beautiful and neurotic and damaged and writes brilliant songs and we thought we were the only ones who loved him privately in our headphones until suddenly he becomes really famous and we have mixed feelings about it because on one hand, he deserves the love and praise, but on the other, the masses of abrasive, unfeeling people out there can’t possibly love him in the careful way we always have and they don’t really “get” his music like we do" scenario. (Don’t act like you don’t know what I mean.)
Well, I think I was right. And I think that’s about to happen tomorrow when his new album There’s No Leaving Now comes out.
So for today, while he’s still a little bit secret, head over to NPR and listen to Tired of Running from the new album.