The Tallest Man on Earth announces new multimedia project, shares soothing song, “An Ocean”: Watch

Plus, the Swedish songwriter will tour across North America and Europe later this year

The Tallest Man on Earth
The Tallest Man on Earth

    It’s been nearly three years since singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, released his album Dark Bird is Home. Although there’s no word yet on a proper follow-up, Matsson has announced the launching of a multimedia project called When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground.

    The five-part series will include both audio and visual components, including five new songs which will also be released individually. The entire project will be rolled out over the course of the rest of 2018.

    As a preview, the Swedish artist has shared the first installment today. The visual features scenes of wintry wonder as well as Matsson performing a calming new track called “An Ocean”. It’s also prefaced by a brief explanation of the series and why, as most fans have noticed, the songwriter loves birds.


    According to Mattson, for as long as he can remember he’s dreamed about learning “how to fly, lift off and levitate a little.” But it’s not so much about flapping wings around frantically, but “being so much in the present moment you can just do anything,” he says. “Because self-doubt feeds on the past and the future, so you can just do it… but if you doubt yourself, you go straight back onto the ground, which reminds me of love.”

    Check it out below.

    Along with the new project, Matsson has lined up a fall tour that features stints across both North America and Europe.

    The Tallest Man on Earth 2018 Tour Dates:
    04/20 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s
    09/21 – Boulder, CO @ Bluebird Music Festival
    09/22 – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus
    09/24 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
    09/25 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
    09/27 – Antwerp, BE @ DeRoma
    09/29 – Utrecht, NL @ Nacht van de Poezie Festival
    09/30 – Rotterdamn, NL @ Stadsschouwburg
    10/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Duif
    10/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ Duif
    10/03 – Gronigen, NL @ De Stadsschouwburg
    10/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Bremen
    10/06 – Stockholm, SE @ Berwardhallen
    10/07 – Goteborg, SW @ Draken
    10/08 – Oslo, NO @ Folk Teatret
    11/09 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
    11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/11 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
    11/12 – Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre
    11/13 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
    11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theater
    11/16 – Holland, MI @ Hope College
    11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    11/18 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    11/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Chan Center for the Performing Arts
    11/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
    11/25 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
    11/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
    11/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst Theatre
    11/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary