World’s Tallest Man Unveils ‘Too Late for Edelweiss’ Covers Album
Today The Tallest Man On Earth shared that he will be releasing a new covers album titled Too late for edelweiss on Friday, September 23, via Anti-. The 10-track LP will include covers of songs written and made famous by Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, Bon Iver, The National, Hank Williams, and more.
The world’s tallest man, born Kristian Matsson, named the project after Swedish musician Håkan Hellström’s title “For sent for Edelweisswhich serves as the project’s opening cover. Too late for edelweiss was recorded at Matsson’s home studio in Sweden and State Side in North Carolina between sessions for a yet to be announced compilation of original works.
“Last year, I spent a lot of time on tour, but also writing and recording an album that I am extremely proud of and that will eventually see the light of day. But in the wee 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,” Matsson explained in a statement. “Several times as a reset button for my own songwriting, to cleanse the palate of my whirling mind while writing songs. A little document of songs I had in my head during those nights.
To celebrate the album announcement, Matsson released a cover of Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway”. The song is frequently attributed to Leon Payne of Texas, who released his version of the song in 1948. However, Williams’ rendition of the song, which was released the following year on an album of the same name, has been covered by tastes. of Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and more and became the de facto gold standard.
With a cover album just days away and a new project on the horizon, Matsson looks more than ready to tour, and the musician has dates planned for Europe and the UK from April 2023. with stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Berlin, Dublin, London, and more before shows in his native Sweden, Malmö, Stockholm and Gothenburg. See full dates below.
Listen to The Tallest Man On Earth’s cover of “Lost Highway” below.
Too late for edelweiss Track list
1 För sent for Edelweiss
2 metal firecrackers
3 small bird
4 Then you can say goodbye to me
5 Blood bank
6 The tears are in your eyes
7 The most beautiful of seasons
8 pink bunnies
9 Lost Highway
10 In my life
The Tallest Man On Earth Tour 2023
April 12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
April 13 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
April 16 Glasgow, Scotland – QMU
April 17 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
April 18 Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral
April 19 Leeds, England – The Leeds Irish Center
April 21 London, England – O2 Forum
April 22 Bristol, England – Trinity
April 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
April 25 Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma
April 26 Paris, France – La Cigale
April 27 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
April 29 Milan, Italy – Factory
April 30 Munich, Germany – Freiheithalle
May 1 Berlin, Germany – Metropol
May 2 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahlrlich
May 3 Malmö, Sweden – Plan-B
May 5 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Stage
May 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
May 9 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik