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The Tallest Man on Earth show that was rescheduled for March 18th, 2021 at Washington’s has been rescheduled for Monday, March 21st, 2022. Existing tickets will be honored to the rescheduled show. The refund end date has passed and we are no longer offering refunds for this show. If you can no longer attend, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, the name and email address you’d like to transfer tickets into. We appreciate your support for The Tallest Man on Earth and Washington’s and we will see you all next year!
The Tallest Man on Earth with UWade
On April 19th, 2019, The Tallest Man On Earth released his first album in 4 years. I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream. was written, produced and engineered by Kristian Matsson and was recorded almost entirely in his apartment in Brooklyn, NY.
When asked for some insight into the album, Matsson says “Here’s what I can tell you: Of course there are some love songs and then there are some other songs. Making the album I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through and that, for some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best can go unnoticed. I’ve come to realize that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle and that so often the thing that deserves my attention, is trying the least to get it.”
In recent years Matsson has undertaken single oriented projects that incorporate writing, producing and self releasing songs and videos in regular intervals, often with purposefully intense deadlines. For listeners and viewers the fascination has been in watching an artist work through his life, in problems and celebrations large and small, putting his thoughts out into the world while he’s still processing them himself and watching them evolve over time.
There are Greek myths that speak of voices that lull and linger. That shimmer with a kind of sonic that can bend the laws of physics, dropping us into underworlds and lifting us back out again. Uwade has a sound that could live in myths like these. And it’s no secret why. A scholar of the highest order, Uwade, 21, has studied Classics at Columbia and Oxford, received fellowships and scholarships at each, and has been deemed a genius in certain circles.
Knowing this, it’s easy to want to plunge into the academic depths of her sound. (Along with Julian Casablancas, Nina Simone and Sir Victor Uwaifo, Uwade cites Lucian, Catullus and Virgil amongst her influences). It’s easy to want to describe her voice as something that lives outside of time, ancient and altogether new, equally at home in the dive bars of folk and rock songs as in the sublime texts of wine-dark seas. To say it’s nothing short of a divine signal.