Swedish singer/songwriter, Kristian Matsson The Tallest Man on Earth has just released a new track off his upcoming album When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground entitled “Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York.”
The tune has a light-hearted, charming and acoustic quality to it. Perhaps a hint of folk, as Matsson notes about his work to NPR:
“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.”
When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground is coming out one song at a time, released each month via AWAL/Kobalt. “An Ocean” came out in March, “Somewhere in the Mountains, Somewhere in New York” is out today, and three more songs will be out in the months to come.