Kristian Matsson (born 30 April 1983) is a Swedish singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name The Tallest Man on Earth. Matsson grew up in Leksand, and began his solo career in 2006, having previously been the lead singer of the indie band Montezumas.
The Tallest Man on Earth is the self-titled five-song EP from the Swedish folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth. "Into the Stream" was later re-recorded for the album Shallow Grave.
On June 21, 2011, the EP was reissued on Gravitation and distributed by Dead Oceans. The reissue features the previously unreleased track "In the Pockets" and is exclusive to the vinyl version.
Since 2006, Matsson has released five full-length albums and two EPs. He records and produces these in his home, and usually records his voice and guitar together on one track. He is known for his charismatic stage presence.
Before Kristian Matsson began his solo career, he was the lead singer of the indie band Montezumas.
Matsson's first solo release, The Tallest Man on Earth, was released in 2006. The EP received positive reviews.
At the start of his solo career, Matsson didn't plan to make music full-time, and he released his music without providing personal information or photographs of himself to journalists
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Wild Hunt, Matsson released a cover of Graceland by Paul Simon through Dead Oceans.
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