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The Tallest Man on Earth reveals new single “Time of the Blue” and video — watch

on June 15, 2016, 9:45am

 

Earlier this year, The Tallest Man on Earth’s Kristian Matsson shared a short film documenting how last summer’s Dark Bird Is Home came together. The Swedish singer-songwriter returns this week, but instead of revisiting the past once more, he’s come bearing a brand new single/video and slightly different sound.

“Time of the Blue” peels back the many rich layers found on Dark Bird Is Home and sees Matsson adopting a more straightforward, stripped-down approach. Here, fragile acoustic guitars are the only accompaniments to Matsson’s lilting, lullaby-like croon. “I get the job, they make it rain, but now I need your shadow, friend,” he yearns.

Echoing the starkness of the song, its corresponding Rolf Nylinder-directed visual shows the troubadour singing by his lonesome self from inside a rustic house. It also features footage of what looks to be Sweden’s sparse countryside.

Check it out above.

Matsson will be on the road for the next couple of months, including festival gigs at Ottawa Bluesfest and Way Out West and dates alongside Lady Lamb and The Head and the Heart.

The Tallest Man on Earth 2016 Tour Dates:
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 @ Waiting Room ^
07/19 – Fargo, ND @ The Sanctuary ^
07/21-24 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
08/06 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
08/13 – Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/14 – Copenhagen, DK @ Konserthuset Studio 2
08/15 – Leipzig, DE @ Geyserhaus
08/17 – Bloemendaal, NL @ Openlunchttheater Caprera
08/17-19 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/17-20 – Parades de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival
08/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
09/03 – Rattvik, SE @ Dalhalla
09/05 – Helsinki, FI @ 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 *

^ = w/ Lady Lamb
* = w/ The Head and the Heart

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