Matisyahu Premieres New Single “Step Out Into The Light” With Fuse
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“Music for Matisyahu is not an escape from reality, but rather a true emotional expression of his life.
It is a way to accept reality as it truly is.”
Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu has teamed up with Fuse to exclusively premiere his new single “Step Out Into The Light” today! “Step Out Into The Light” is the first single to release off of his upcoming record, due out this year. Fans can experience the new single live when Matisyahu kicks off his national tour tomorrow, visiting 17 cities along the way (all dates listed below)! Listen to “Step Out Into The Light” via Fuse, here: https://goo.gl/pY0x21.
“Step Out Into The Light” is an introduction to Matisyahu’s most courageous release to date and lyrically his most vulnerable. The vulnerability felt throughout the lyrical narrative comes from acceptance in uncertainty. “Step Out Into The Light” sets the tone for the record, as Matisyahu delves into a musical reframing of the Jewish philosophical differences between the constant of faith and the immediacy of trust.
When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record’s single “King Without A Crown” reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish’s front man Trey Anastasio.
“King without a Crown” climbed the charts and Matisyahu’s follow up record Youth was nominated for a Grammy, but the blessings and curses of mainstream success each took root. While Matisyahu’s bands have always been comprised of serious multidimensional players who have artfully molded the foundations of roots reggae into many genres, that early; if only a brief display of complete surrender to the music, seemed in some way to take a back seat. Through his lyrics however, Matisyahu developed a more personal, artistic, and sophisticated way to express the yearning for deep spiritual meaning, and as his own beliefs opened up to find more variety and depth, the desire for his performances to match the unpredictable flow of life developed as well.
Now, more than a decade and 9 records later, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self. The band features original Stubbs guitarist and longtime staple of the downtown New York improv scene Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and long-time Matisyahu collaborator Stu Brooks, Joe Tomino drummer of the dub trio and drummer for Matisyahu since 2009, percussionist and Cyro Baptista go-to-drummer Tim Keiper, and Virtuoso keyboardist Big Yuki.
For more information, please visit: http://matisyahuworld.com.
** = Supporting UB40
Mar 2 – Boca Raton, FL @ Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
Mar 7 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
Mar 8 – Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center
Mar 10 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Mar 11 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Mar 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
Mar 14-Mar 15 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
Mar 17 – Chandler, AZ @ Pot of Gold Music Festival
Mar 18 – Park City, UT @ Park City Live
Mar 19 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Mar 20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Mar 22 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Mar 24 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Mar 25 – Mobile, AL @ Saenger Theatre
Mar 26 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Mar 28 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Mar 29 – State College, PA @ The State Theatre
May 26-May 28 – Monterey, CA @ California Roots Festival
Jun 22 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
Jun 29 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
Jul 6 – Greek Theatre @ Los Angeles, CA**
Jul 7 – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheater @ Avila Beach, CA**
Jul 13 – Marymoor Park @ Redmond, WA**
Jul 14 – Britt Music and Arts Festival @ Jacksonville, OR**
Jul 19 – Big Sky Brewing @ Missoula, MT**
Jul 22 – The Complex @ Salt Lake City, UT**
Jul 27 – Pala Casino Spa and Resort @ Pala, CA**
Jul 29 – Mandalay Bay Beach @ Las Vegas, NV**