The Tallest Man On Earth yet again brings another great album to the table, with opener “Hotel” an instantly reassuring stamp of quality. We’re in safe hands.
The harmonica on that track adds a certain je ne sais quoi, with the vocal melodies giving offering the kind of warmth and friendliness usually reserved for hot cups of coffee and cocoa.
"The Running Styles Of New York" is more direct, more loving, more heartbroken. There’s something about a Tallest Man On Earth record that you’ll not get anywhere else: the vocal has a certain wistful quality that's utterly distinctive, and it's in evidence here. On "My Girl" the album picks up a beat, and "I’m A Stranger Now" provides a melodic focal point.
"Waiting For My Ghost" certainly kicks back, with folk melodies evoking in the listener a feeling of yesteryear, and a country lilt that would not make the song feel misplaced on the soundtrack of Westworld.
"All I Keep Is Now" is particularly sweet whilst title track "I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream" ends the album with beautiful, heart-wrenching words of solace “And I keep the hope I carry / Little things that I can love.” The instrumentals in this song are particularly well-meshed with the vocal. All in all, I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream is a blessing of a listen.