The TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – ” An Ocean / Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York ” When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground

Posted: April 26, 2018 in MUSIC
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Last month, The Tallest Man on Earth’s Kristian Matsson announced When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground, a multimedia project to be comprised of five new audio/visual components. Already, the Swedish troubadour has unveiled the first installment, the soothing song and clip for “An Ocean”.

“An Ocean” is the first song from When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, a new project from The Tallest Man on Earth

“An Ocean” is the first episode of When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, a project produced, written, directed, recorded, shot and edited by The Tallest Man on Earth.

“Somewhere In The Mountains, Somewhere In New York” is the second song from When The Bird Sees The Solid Ground, a new project from The Tallest Man on Earth. and finds Matsson reflecting on past tribulations and the importance of acceptance and adaptability. The folk singer-songwriter elaborated:

“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.”

Like its predecessor, both the track and visual are calming in nature — there’s just something about Matsson belting his heart out from the comfort of his own home that’s so cathartic and human.

Vocals, guitars and modular synthesizer performed and recorded by Kristian Matsson. Horns and piano performed and recorded by CJ Carmieri.

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