Tallest Man On Earth, The / Henry St.
Album: Henry St.   Collection:General
Artist:Tallest Man On Earth, The   Added:Jun 2023

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-06-10 Pull Date: 2023-08-12
Week Ending: Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2 Jun 25
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 12, 2024: KZSU Time Traveler
In Your Garden Still
4. Aug 11, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Looking For Love
2. Dec 29, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
In Your Garden Still
5. Aug 04, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
In Your Garden Still
3. Aug 18, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
In Your Garden Still
6. Jul 30, 2023: None
Henry St.

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2023-06-03
“Henry St.” The Tallest Man On Earth
6th original studio album from Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter, Kristian Matsson. In his early years, Matsson produced and performed as a solo artist — and thanks to his writing and unique voice, was sometimes compared to Bob Dylan. On this album, he’s teamed with Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sanborn as producer, in addition to a number of prominent session players. The result is a fuller, more polished sound, rather than the sparse compositions of his earlier work. There’s quite a range of material, and a lot to like here. RIYL: Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, S. Carey, Iron & Wine.
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 6, 7, 9, 2, 5, 11. No FCCs detected.

1. (4:03) Bless You — Starts with guitar picking and Matsson’s vocals sounding raw and vulnerable. Builds to a somewhat louder and strange ending.
2. (3:35) Looking For Love — Up-tempo toe-tapper, with rapid picking and lilting vocals. Ends with electronic noise and dissonance. ***
3. (3:10) Every Little Heart — Plaintive vocals over virtuoso classical guitar playing and an intriguing rhythm track. ****
4. (3:36) Slowly Rivers Turn — North Carolina influence shows on this Americana-flavored pop — with wistful vocals, rich guitar and an early 70s radio flavor. Saxophone solo near the end. ***
5. (3:07) Major League — Bluegrass banjo accompanying Matsson’s meandering storytelling vocals. ***
6. (4:30) Henry St. — Beautiful piano ballad. Fragile and crystalline, with longing vocals over the deliberate keyboards. Heartfelt, personal lyrics. ****
7. (4:29) In Your Garden Still — Happy bounce — with a syncopated Island rhythm, strummed guitar and warm vocals. A fun dance! ****
8. (4:04) Goodbye — Counts in. Swaying Americana, with acoustic strumming, electric guitar and a measured bass part — plus slightly twangy vocals.
9. (4:31) Italy — Starts with a bit of chatter. Sorrowful, melodic musical stroll, featuring strummed and picked guitar with forlorn vocals. ***
10. (4:24) New Religion — More orchestrated, with a lush soundscape supporting Matsson’s guitar strumming and soaring vocals.
11. (2:41) Foothills — Like the Matsson of old. Spare, reflective and melancholy. Quite pretty, with keys and guitar intricately woven together. Ends a bit unfinished. ***

Track Listing
1. Bless You   6. Henry St.
2. Looking For Love   7. In Your Garden Still
3. Every Little Heart   8. Goodbye
4. Slowly Rivers Turn   9. Italy
5. Major League   10. New Religion
  11. Foothills