On his latest album, I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream., Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man On Earth is, in part, following in the grand tradition of “life on the road” albums. The road is fucking hard. The road is fucking TOUGH man…but does the world in 2019 need any more sad songs? Special guest Wes Covey joins us to discuss sad songs and much more on an all-new Discologist.
So the Tallest Man on Earth decided to don the World’s Largest Pair of Flip-Flops this week, and released his fourth full-length album from a hammock swaying gently in a backyard near you. After 6 years of putting out authentic, gritty, folktastic tracks that have been favorably compared to every idol of the original 60’s folk scene, Sweden’s Kristian Matsson re-emerges with There’s No Leaving Now, and frankly it’s more like a summer beach read than anything of substance. Long-term fans of TMoE will probably feel as let down as they would had Jack Kerouac tossed out a book about horny teenage vampires instead of another great American road novel, but anyone unfamiliar with Matsson’s prior, more satisfying works may find a pleasant enough album of easy background music.