“King Of Spain” (Live On Jools Holland) (Video)


    Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known as the Tallest Man on Earth, played Later with Jools Holland last night, where he performed “King of Spain” from last year’s The Wild Hunt. This is the kind of format that suits Matsson well—the reverent crowd stays silent, allowing him to let him work on his craft and demonstrate his ear for a melody and a set of affecting lyrics. There are some interesting influences at work here—skiffle, a touch of Bob Dylan, and the kind of heartfelt balladeering that’s usually the province of M. Ward.  


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