For someone calling himself The Tallest Man On Earth, Swedish folk troubadour Kristian Matsson can be a bit of a Debbie Downer.
There’s No Leaving Now, the third full-length album from Matsson, notably omits some of the playful exuberance that was sprinkled throughout previous releases. There is no childlike fanaticism like on “The King Of Spain”, instead the majority of the album deals with the pitfalls of adulthood; at least when you can decode Matsson’s vague lyrics.
There’s No Leaving Now is a gorgeous album of introspection and reflection. It is a glimpse of what The Tallest Man On Earth is wrestling with behind closed doors, away from the pressures of being, well, really tall.
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