World’s Tallest Man Announces Cover Album, Shares Cover of Hank Williams’ ‘Lost Highway’

World’s Tallest Man Announces Cover Album, Shares Cover of Hank Williams’ ‘Lost Highway’

Too late for edelweiss Release scheduled for this Friday via ANTI-

September 19, 2022

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The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson) has announced the release of a covers album, Too late for edelweiss, which will be released this Friday (September 23) via ANTI-. Matsson also announced a spring 2023 European tour and shared a cover of Hank Williams’ 1949 song “Lost Highway,” which will feature on the upcoming album. Hear the cover and check out the album track/cover listing plus a full list of upcoming tour dates below.

In a press release, Matsson said: “When I was a teenager, I borrowed a Hank Williams album from the local library, and ‘Lost Highway’ has haunted me ever since. Many voice soundchecks throughout my career have heard Hank’s advice.

He adds, about the new album: “This last year, I spent a lot of time touring but also writing and recording an album of which I am extremely proud and which will eventually see the light of day. But in the small hours between trips and sessions, mostly at my house in Sweden and an AirBnb in North Carolina, I recorded a few covers here and there. Several times as a reset button for my own songwriting, to cleanse the palate of my whirlwind mind while writing songs. A small document of songs that I had in mind during those nights.

In July, Matsson shared a cover of Håkan Hellström’s 2008 song “För sent för Edelweiss”. His last album, I like you. It’s a fever dreamwas released in 2019 via Dead Oceans.

Too late for edelweiss List of tracks:

1. För sent for Edelweiss (Håkan Hellström)
2. Metal Firecracker (Lucinda Williams)
3. Little Birdie (Ralph Stanley)
4. Then you can say goodbye to me (casinos)
5. Blood Bank (Bon Iver)
6. Tears are in your eyes (Yo La Tengo)
7. The most beautiful of seasons (Jackson Browne & Nico)
8. Pink Rabbits (The National)
9. Lost Highway (Hank Williams)
10. In My Life (The Beatles)

The Tallest Man On Earth 2023 Tour Dates:

Marry. April 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Thu April 13 – Arhus, DK @ Voxhall
Sun. April 16 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Mon April 17 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Tue, April 18 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral
Marry. April 19 – Leeds, UK @ The Leeds Irish Center
Fri. April 21 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
Sat. April 22 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
Mon. April 24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Tue. April 25 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
Marry. April 26 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Thu. April 27 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
Sat. April 29 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
Sun. April 30 – Munich, DE @ Freiheithalle
Mon. May 1 – Berlin, DE @ Metropol
Tue. May 2 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahlrlich
Marry. May 3 – Malmö, SE @ Plan-B
Fri. May 5 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Stage
Sat. May 6 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
Tue. May 9 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik

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