Grammy-nominated artist Matisyahu released his new single “Fireproof”. “Fireproof” explores the topics of perseverance and gratitude in times of trouble; a theme everyone, especially within his very prominently Jewish fanbase, can relate to with what is currently happening in Israel. “Fireproof” is the first taste of music off Matisyahu’s forthcoming Hold The Fire EP, due out February 2nd via his own label Fallen Sparks Records.
“Fireproof” stems from a dream Matisyahu had about holding the fire, which became a metaphor for him as an artist and as a Jew. As he has explained, “In my dream, I was being burned by fire from a tiger’s eyes but when I looked down at my hand, it was made of water. This aspect of balancing humility with the inner fire is what allows for the continuation of a people. Jews have been slaughtered and kicked around this world since the beginning of time and we have managed not only to survive but thrive, even though every two generations they try to exterminate or cut us down. We come from this ancient place of Fire and Water where we learn to dance through the violence and pave the road for the rest of humanity.”
Like only the most gifted storytellers, Matisyahu spins the rare kind of stories that simultaneously enlighten, enthrall and expand the audience’s sense of possibility. Known for his skill in blending a shapeshifting collision of reggae, hip-hop, alt-rock, and boldly inventive pop – all while paying homage to his spirituality and roots in Judaism – Matisyahu’s live shows consistently provide audiences with a dynamic and energetic performance full of life and illumination. With more than fifteen years under his belt, he’s teamed up with the best improvisational musicians and artists for jam sessions and collaborations, and his long and winding career consists of seven studio albums including the chart topping Light (2009), Youth (2006), and Spark Seeker (2012), as well as Akeda (2014), Undercurrent (2017), and Matisyahu (2022), and various live albums including his 2005 breakthrough Live At Stubb’s. This past summer, the New York-raised and New Jersey-based singer, songwriter, and alternative reggae rock musician released Live In Brooklyn, recorded at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl New York during his annual Festival of Light. Exemplifying his transcendent live show, Live In Brooklyn features renditions of fan favorites and global hits including the Gold-certified “One Day” – whose original version has been streamed over 140 million times on Spotify alone – and the genre-bending, Billboard Hot 100-charting and alt-radio topping breakthrough single “King Without A Crown.” The release of “Fireproof” follows Matisyahu’s recent single “Ripples,” released in September.