Published Mar 22, 2016Last year, Swedish singer-songwriter the Tallest Man on Earth (a.k.a. Kristian Matsson) released his latest LP Dark Bird Is Home, and now he's shared some insight into the process of making that record with a new short film.
The mini-doc was directed by Dan Huiting and Lauren Josephine, and it captures the musician at work in his home country of Sweden, piecing together what would become the full aforementioned record.
Inspired by the stunning landscapes around him, Matsson crafted an extremely personal record. He walks viewers through his creative process in the new clip, narrating in both English and Swedish. Follow along on his journey as he goes from fishing in a stream to paddling a boat around a lake to trekking through the Swedish scenery and finally into the studio.
Mattson will be taking the Dark Bird Is Home back on the road this spring and summer, with dates in Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto and Calgary coming up. See the full list of shows below, and keep scrolling to watch the new short film beyond that.
05/29 Appleton, WI - LU-aroo
05/31 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
06/01 Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
06/02 Louisville, KY - W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
06/03 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
06/02-05 Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
06/06 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
06/07 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
06/08 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
06/10 Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theatre
06/11 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
06/21 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall
07/1 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
07/15 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
07/16 Eau Claire, WI - State Theatre
07/18 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
07/21-24 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Festival
08/17-19 Hasselt, BE - Pukkelpop
08/16-17 Bloemendaal, NL - Openlunchttheater Caprera
08/17-20 Paredes de Coura, Portugal - Paredes de Coura Festival
09/05 Helsinki, FN - Tavastia