On Tuesday, Matisyahu delivered his first studio album in three years, Spark Seeker. The singer says that says that the title of the new album was heavily inspired by a principle in the Jewish school of thought known as Kabbalah.
“Sparks are a big thing always talked about in the Kabbalah, in the Jewish mysticism,” Matisyahu tells ABC News Radio. “There’s these sparks of godliness that are invested into the physical matter and as Kabbalists we’re doing certain things to try to release the sparks and send them back to God.”
The singer added that these “sparks” can be found all around us in our everyday life. “At the end of the day that’s what music is to me and that’s what [Spark Seeker] all about,” explains Matisyahu. “It’s just about that spark that catches flame, that catches fire, something in your day, some line that you read or song that you hear, whatever it is, something that wakes you up a little bit.”
Matisyahu is currently out on a North American tour with The Dirty Heads and Moon Taxi.
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