What we said:
Unlike The Tallest Man on Earth
, we’re not in the business of making bold claims we can’t substantiate. So when we tell you that There’s No Leaving Now
is very good indeed, you know you can trust us. Having spent his previous two albums plundering the pared-back sound of the American folk tradition, Kristian Matsson’s now augmenting his Dylan
-esque tones and ragged guitar work with drums, keyboard and woodwind. Thankfully, those deliciously lo-fi production values remain intact, meaning there’s no lack of intimacy in the Swedish singer-songwriter’s latest tales of love and loss.