The Tallest Man on Earth, aka Swedish musician Kristian Matsson, signed to ANTI- earlier this year, and now he's announced his first album for them. Too Late for Edelweiss, an album of covers, is due out this Friday, September 23 (pre-order). Back in July, when the album was first teased, he released his version of Håkan Hellström's "För sent för Edelweiss," and today he's shared a cover of Hank Williams' "Lost Highway." The song blends The Tallest Man on Earth's acoustic, almost country sensibility with electronic underpinnings. Listen below.
Kristian hosted a weekly livestream at the beginning of the pandemic where he played a ton of fantastic covers, so it comes as no surprise that Too Late for Edelweiss includes renditions of greats including Bon Iver, The National, The Beatles, Jackson Browne & Nico, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, and more. He's already released the covers of Lucinda Williams' "Metal Firecracker" and Yo La Tengo's "Tears Are In Your Eyes"--listen to both, and check out the full track list and album art, below.