12 may. 2012

Matisyahu to release "Spark Seeker" on July 17

Matisyahu will drop his fourth album, Spark Seeker, produced by Kool Kojak (Nicki Minaj, Travis Barker, Ke$ha) via his own label, Fallen Sparks Records via Thirty Tigers/RED, on July 17.

He recorded the 13-track album in Los Angeles, New York and Israel. Get the first single, "Sunshine" in iTunes now. As one of America's most successful touring artists, Matisyahu has also announced the first leg of an extensive summer tour supporting the new release with co-headliners Dirty Heads.

Now based with his family in Los Angeles, Matisyahu blasts off yet again with Spark Seeker, a bold new studio album that finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist and songwriter exploring uncharted territory with help from an expansive cast of collaborators from around the globe. The album mixes ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, and songs of the spirit with songs of the body.

The album has a depth to it as well as a lightness, which alludes to the most essential theme of the record--that everything in life, especially music, exists in mixtures and blends. "Things are not as black and white as we would like to think. Not everything can be oversimplified," says Matisyahu.

The first single, "Sunshine" rides what might be the most uplifting groove in Matisyahu's catalog. In the hard-hitting "Live Like A Warrior," Matisyahu describes feelings of frustration and desperation, while; elsewhere, "Searchin" pairs a gritty digital-dancehall beat with chanted lyrics and "I Believe in Love" exemplifies the album's deep melodic streak.

Track Listing:

1.- Crossroads (Feat. J. Ralph)
2.- Sunshine
3.- Searchin
4.- Buffalo Soldier (Feat. Shyne)
5.- Fire of Freedom
6.- Bal Shem Tov
7.- I Believe In Love
8.- Breathe Easy
9.- Summer Wind
10.- Live Like A Warrior
11.- Tel Aviv'n
12.- King Crown of Judah (Feat. Shyne and Ravid Kahalani)
13.- Shine On You

Source: artistdirect.com