Published Apr 19, 2018The Tallest Man on Earth has hit us up with the second instalment of his new When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground song series. Following "An Ocean," we've now got the new song "Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York."
As previously reported, the Swedish singer-songwriter (a.k.a. Kristian Matsson) is in the midst of his his five-part series When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, which marks his first effort since 2015's Dark Bird Is Home. As promised, "Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York" has arrived via an audio-only stream, as well as via an accompanying video.
Speaking to NPR, Matssson had this to say about his latest offering:
For most of my career, I've written songs and saved them up in notebooks and voice memos. I'd record some of those songs, and then wait a half a year for them to be released. It all seemed very separate and compartmentalized and that's always struck me as a bit unnatural. Even though they were abstract and maybe naive, they came from reacting to things happening around me in the moment.
Of course what those moments are change as we get older and so does how we process them. "Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York" is about learning more and more about gratitude for positive things in life, big and small, and how to accept life's changing nature, to snap out of fear of change and new challenges. But there are moments when being reasonable is not on the map; "I don't want this to happen, please." This is a song that is a snapshot of a moment like that and was written and recorded in just a couple of hours.
The ongoing project will run throughout 2018, with a total of five new songs/videos arriving over the course of the year. Right now, you can check out "Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York" below.
As previously reported, the Tallest Man on Earth also has a North American tour coming up and has scheduled some Canadian shows. You can see his entire schedule here.