The Tallest Man On Earth (a.k.a. Kristian Matsson) released his fourth album, Dark Bird is Home (check out our review) last May, and we haven’t heard too much from him since. However, today brings the news that an accompanying short film that documents the creation of the album, sharing some much welcome insight into his creative process is in the works, and it now available for fans.
As per Exclaim, 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. It’s a gentle, beautiful, allegorical style of film, taking full advantage of Sweden’s stunning landscape – the mountains, the fields, the forests. The screen almost freezes over with how crisp and fresh the imagery is. The film alternates between footage from recording sessions, and Matsson’s meditative joy outdoors, creating a lovely companion piece to the album.
The Tallest Man On Earth also announced tour dates to support his latest album across North America and Europe with stops at the Nelsonville Music Festival, Pukkelpop and the Ottawa Bluesfest among the lucky places that’ll get to experience him live. Let’s just hope Australia turns up on that list soon!