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Retrieved August 14, Hung Medien. Oricon in Japanese. Arise — Matisyahu". Rovi Corporation. Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, Peace of Mind is a steadfastly positive affair both lyrically and musically, as evidenced on bucolic numbers like "Sky is the Limit" or "Comfort Zone. John Popper " emulates Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Nas' reggae-hip-hop fusions.
The only darker or "dread" theme comes via a melancholy Middle Eastern oud solo in "Life on the Line. The Peace of Mind deluxe edition includes acoustic takes of all the songs plus dub versions by Easy Star's Michael Goldwasser.
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This stirred up speculation that "One Day" might become the theme song for the Olympics. However, it remained only NBC's top pick, and was not announced to be the theme song. He released the album on February 1, In March , Matisyahu took part in clip "Pure Soul". The song is of DeScribe , Hasidic Jewish singer. On May 8, , Matisyahu released a new single featuring a new version of his song "Sunshine" as one of his singles of his new album Spark Seeker , which was released on July 17, , in the United States.
On June 3, , Matisyahu released Akeda , which is slightly different from his previous work. Matisyahu himself described it as a "stripped back sound" and in a style as he describes as "less is more.
On August 17, , the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Spain canceled Matisyahu's scheduled appearance, at the request of the BDS Movement , due to his refusing to sign a letter stating he supports a Palestinian state, and would not bring up Israeli politics on stage.
On October 10, , Matisyahu performed in Israel at the Sultan's Pool in Jerusalem against the backdrop of escalating stabbing attacks in the city. Matisyahu stated that it is important for "American Jews like [him]self to come to Israel no matter what's happening here.
In , Matisyahu went on a tour of 12 US college campuses as a response to being disinvited from the Rototom Sunsplash festival in Matisyahu released his sixth studio album, Undercurrent on May 19, Matisyahu has performed with Kenny Muhammad, a Muslim beatboxer. He also recorded the song "One Day" along with Akon , who is also Muslim. Matisyahu collaborated with J. Ralph on the song "Crossroads feat. Ralph" from his release, Spark Seeker. Matisyahu collaborated with Infected Mushroom on the song " One Day ", as well as during various live sets.
Matisyahu collaborated with Moon Taxi on the song "Square Circles" off the band's release Cabaret. Matisyahu also collaborated with Boston-based rapper Nosson Zand on his release, "Believers. In , Matisyahu was featured on Cisco Adler 's song "Hypnotize," which was included on his Coastin album.
Matisyahu fuses the African-influenced styles of reggae, rap, beatboxing , and hip-hop with vocal disciplines of jazz's scat singing and Judaism's hazzan style of songful prayer.
The Chicago Tribune ' s Kevin Pang described a Matisyahu performance as "soul-shaking brand of dancehall reggae , a show that captures both the jam band vibe of Phish and the ska - punk of Sublime.
In , Matisyahu stated that "All of my songs are influenced and inspired by the teachings that inspire me. I want my music to have meaning, to be able to touch people and make them think. Chassidus teaches that music is 'the quill of the soul.
In , he said about his recently released album Light , "I think the vast majority of people that respect what I do are willing to move with me. I think it's not so much about genres or styles of music as it is about expressing the emotion or the idea. Whatever allows you to do that, whatever style, as long as it's authentic. In , Matisyahu confirmed that he had divorced his wife approximately two years before, but they remain on good terms and were sharing parenting responsibilities.
Matisyahu has also fathered a child named Sasha Lillian, who was born while he was on tour with Adel Tawil in Germany. Former girlfriend Toma Danley gave birth to their daughter on April 2, in Portland, Oregon where the newborn was diagnosed with a rare heart defect. Sasha underwent open-heart surgery in May , and another in January The album is a sequel to his debut live album. Light is the third album by reggae singer Matisyahu, which was released on August 25, It was anticipated since his major label debut Youth released three years before.
The album has been highly successful in the reggae world, holding the top spot on the billboard reggae albums chart for 34 weeks. Shake off the Dust Shake Off the Dust It fell out of print following his move to Epic Records, and would remain a collector's item until it was remastered and reissued in October , sold exclusively through his official website.
The album is now widely available as a digital download through standard retailers, albeit with slightly modified cover art. The album's name comes from the Hebrew liturgical poem "Lekhah Dodi" which is sung by most Jewish denominations in order to welcome the holy Sabbath, which in the poem is referred to as a bride. Live At Stubb's Vol. Live at Stubb's.Matisyahu Spark Seeker (Fallen Sparks) Rating: out of 5 stars. Reggae rock master Matisyahu once again delivers a riveting album adding to the crop of winners this summer.