10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the heavy themes of 2015’s Dark Bird Is Home—during which he lost a close relative and went through a divorce—the Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson reflects on his solitude through spare acoustic folk. Matsson tells himself that “things will be fine” over brisk strums on “Hotel Bar,” setting the scene with a somber piano arrangement. Simple depictions of rural life enhance the airy, harmonica-led “Waiting for My Ghost” and “There’s a Girl,” both of which capture the homespun simplicity of his first two albums, Shallow Grave and The Wild Hunt. “I’ve been thinking about the mystery as I’m driving here through it all,” he wonders on the haunting title track, determined to find his way as he roams.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Moving away from the heavy themes of 2015’s Dark Bird Is Home—during which he lost a close relative and went through a divorce—the Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson reflects on his solitude through spare acoustic folk. Matsson tells himself that “things will be fine” over brisk strums on “Hotel Bar,” setting the scene with a somber piano arrangement. Simple depictions of rural life enhance the airy, harmonica-led “Waiting for My Ghost” and “There’s a Girl,” both of which capture the homespun simplicity of his first two albums, Shallow Grave and The Wild Hunt. “I’ve been thinking about the mystery as I’m driving here through it all,” he wonders on the haunting title track, determined to find his way as he roams.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

thicccnicck ,

Unreal

It’s rare where you find an artist that can bring you such strong emotions like this

Van Gogh-Yellow ,

I’ve always bought his albums solely for...

...the man’s guitar playing. His finger work is AMAZING. I never particularly enjoyed the whine he put into his singing voice though. In this album however, he’s brought his tone down a couple notches and tempered his voice a bit. It sounds so good.

Fart smelling crackhead ,

Love it

This man just keeps producing.. saw him the other night in Madison Wi and it was literally one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. Highly recommend seeing this man live. The new album is really good imo.. beautiful songs pouring straight out from his heart.

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