The Tallest Man on Earth Shares Video For “Henry St.”

The Tallest Man On Earth Shares Video For "Henry St." The title-track is off the Swedish artist's forthcoming album
The Tallest Man On Earth photo by Stephan Vanfleteren

The Tallest Man on Earth, AKA: Kristian Matsson, recently announced his first new Henry St., will arrive on April 14th on ANTI-. Today, the Swedish artist has shared with fans a video the title-track, “Henry St.,” which imbues the album’s theme of “how to be a person in this world.” Matsson comments, “As individuals, we’re told that we should strive for success. But when we have it, it doesn’t solve anything. The song is about stepping away and thinking: why am I actually doing this?” While writing the song back in Sweden, he knew it would be the centerpiece of the album. “It’s the low point and the turnaround: the other songs are a reminder that I will always be a stubborn optimist, even at the darkest of times.” He was about to record the track as a solo piece, until Phil Cook came in on his first day in the studio. “I had Phil basically hanging over my shoulders at the piano while we were playing, and then he recorded it. He improvised that beautiful outro. When he did, our jaws dropped––I was in tears.”

The accompanying music video was filmed in Amsterdam and is the second part of a trilogy of videos directed by Jeroen Dankers for the album. Dankers says the video is “inspired by adolescence. Doing stupid things, stuck in a place, being your smallest self and in the end getting to know yourself while coming out of it.”

In other news, The Tallest Man On Earth also announces an extensive fall North American tour, including shows at Brooklyn Steel in New York, Union Transfer in Philadelphia, the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, Royale in Boston, and beyond. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, March 8th at 9am local time. Leading into next month’s album release, Matsson will play a string of intimate, special engagement shows in North America before touring Europe.

Henry St. marks the first time Matsson recorded an album in a band setting. Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sanborn produced the album, which includes contributions from Ryan Gustafson (guitar, lap steel, ukulele), TJ Maiani (drums), CJ Camerieri of Bon Iver (trumpet , French horn), Phil Cook (piano, organ), Rob Moose of Bon Iver, yMusic (strings) and Adam Schatz (saxophone), all supporting and surrounding Matsson on vocals and guitars.

The Tallest Man On Earth 2023 Tour Dates:

Wed. Mar. 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge – SOLD OUT
Thu. Mar. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge – SOLD OUT
Sat. Mar. 25 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom *
Sun. Mar. 26 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Washington’s
Wed. Mar. 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Thu. Mar. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Sat. Apr. 1 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Mon. Apr. 3 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tue. Apr. 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed. Apr. 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Thu. Apr. 13 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall – SOLD OUT
Sun. Apr. 16 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Mon. Apr. 17 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Tue. Apr. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral
Wed. Apr. 19 – Leeds, UK @ The Leeds Irish Centre
Fri. Apr. 21 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
Sat. Apr. 22 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity – SOLD OUT
Mon. Apr. 24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Tue. Apr. 25 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
Wed. Apr. 26 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Thu. Apr. 27 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
Sat. Apr. 29 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
Sun. Apr. 30 – Munich, DE @ Freiheitshalle
Mon. May 1 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol
Tue. May 2 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahlrlich
Wed. May 3 – Malmo, SE @ Plan B – SOLD OUT
Fri. May 5 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Sat. May 6 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus – SOLD OUT
Sun. May 7 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
Mon. May 8 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik – SOLD OUT
Tue. May 9 – Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik – SOLD OUT
Tue. Sep. 5 – Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre
Thu. Sep. 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sat. Sep. 9 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sun. Sep. 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Wed. Sep. 13 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Fri. Sep. 15 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Sat. Sep. 16 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
Sun. Sep. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Tue. Sep. 19 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Thu. Sep. 21 – Bozeman, MT @ The Elm
Sat. Sep. 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sun. Sep. 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Tue. Sep. 26 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Fri. Sep. 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Sat. Sep. 30 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sun. Oct. 1 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Wed. Oct. 4 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Thu. Oct. 5 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Sat. Oct. 7 – Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Wed. Oct. 11 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
Thu. Oct. 12 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
Fri. Oct. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Sat. Oct. 14 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

* = with Elephant Revival

Pre-order Henry St. by The Tallest Man On Earth HERE


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