Huge-voiced Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson stops by KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic studios and gives a stunning performance of “1904,” from this year’s There’s No Leaving Now.

via NPR

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.

The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now
If you could measure my love for The Tallest Man On Earth, he would have to be the one to hold the tape measure because that’s how big my love for him is. It’s the Tallest Love On Earth (god, that’s so lame. And so true.) So clearly, I’m excitedly anticipating the infusion of some new, hot, Swedish lovin’ via the release of his next album, due out this summer.
Now we finally have a track listing and album art for the LP There’s No Leaving Now, due out June 12 on Dead Oceans.
If you’re new to this guy (real name: Kristian Matsson) and want to hear what the fun I’m talking about, listen to this: "Little Brother" from the forthcoming album.

The Tallest Man on Earth: There’s No Leaving Now

If you could measure my love for The Tallest Man On Earth, he would have to be the one to hold the tape measure because that’s how big my love for him is. It’s the Tallest Love On Earth (god, that’s so lame. And so true.) So clearly, I’m excitedly anticipating the infusion of some new, hot, Swedish lovin’ via the release of his next album, due out this summer.

Now we finally have a track listing and album art for the LP There’s No Leaving Now, due out June 12 on Dead Oceans.

If you’re new to this guy (real name: Kristian Matsson) and want to hear what the fun I’m talking about, listen to this: "Little Brother" from the forthcoming album.