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When last we checked in with The Tallest Man On Earth, aka Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson, he was covering Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” (which he called “the best song in the world”) as part of his one-man web performance series, the light in demos. Today, we’re looking back a little further in our vault to find Matsson at the Paste home offices in Decatur, Ga., where he performed a cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” on this date in 2011.
TTMOE’s last album was 2015’s Dark Bird Is Home. (Read our review here.) Back in November, Matsson said that he intended to record some of the songs from the the light in demos series, which so far includes several originals as well as “Both Sides Now” and a cover of Nick Drake’s “Bird Flew By.”
And while you’re here, check out this exclusive recording of Paul Simon performing “Graceland” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008.