March 1, 2017


Matisyahu Kicks Off Sixth Studio Album With 'Step Out Into the Light': Exclusive Premiere

Matisyahu initially broke out with his unmistakable reggae sound, the famous Jewish singer is changing things up a bit for his upcoming album.

Fuse is proud to exclusively premiere "Step Out Into the Light," the lead single from Matishayu's sixth studio LP which will mark his first full-length project since 2014's Akeda. Notably, the nearly-eight-minute cut boasts a stronger hip-hop feel than his past material—with a beat that's reminiscent of what one would hear on a Lupe Fiasco or Nas record—before a fascinating blend of horns and guitars get thrown into the mix. As always, the lyrics are introspective and wide-ranging with a gorgeous outro that lets the listener sit with the music just a bit longer. Listen above.

Matis gave some insight into his new single. "Lyrically, 'Step Out Into the Light' sets the stage for much of the record," he shares with Fuse. "The vulnerability felt throughout the lyrical narrative comes from acceptance in uncertainty. It's a musical reframing of the Jewish philosophical differences between the constant of faith and the immediacy of trust."

"Step Out Into the Light" is the first taste of Matisyahu's sixth album which is set to be released this spring and follows his experimental EP Release The Bound, which boasted unexpected collaborations like electronic artist The Polish Ambassador and Columbian pop duo Salt Cathedral. While you await the next Matisyahu LP, throw it back to a classic Fuse interview where the singer explained both his artistic and visual evolution: