Matisyahu, 'Escape': A Music Mix exclusive stream

It’s been three-plus years since the release of his breakthrough, Youth, and yet Matisyahu (birthname: Matthew Paul Miller) remains the world’s premiere Hasidic-Jewish reggae/dub crossover star (albeit one in a considerably limited field).

Now, with a new studio full-length, Light, due August 25, and an anthemic single, “One Day,” already burning up iTunes, the 30-year-old Brooklyn resident is dropping a exclusive track on the Music Mix; check the spare, “Escape” below:

And a special bonus! A video exclusive, featuring a greeting for EW readers and some unexpected (SWF, we promise) Matis-nudity:

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Tell us what you think, readers. Will you be heading towards the Light come August?

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  • Jonk

    wow this is a freakin good song… is it going to be the next single??

  • Erin

    Love it! Can’t wait for the album release.

  • shdwfthsun

    As a fan of your older music I must say I like this song much better than “One Day”!!! Thanks for sharing and now I’m REALLY looking forward to August 25.

    P.S. you got the acronym for “Safe For Work” mixed up–it’s SFW not SWF. SWF is a shockwave file =P

    • elisheva

      i noticed that too! But then i just thought it was a foreign language version of the acronym…you know how they always place the adjective AFTER the noun, unlike us, who place it BEFORE the noun. Although “For” isn’t exactly an adjective. So shdwfthsun, you’re simply…..correct!

  • Aaron Larson

    i have been waiting for the next album to come!! i hope matisyahu will keep his sound original and not go commercial “electronic” great bass player, guitarist, and awsome drummer!! my fav album so ar was “live at stubbs” bless up matis>>

  • JC

    Man I thought One Day was great..This one Is just as good in a whole different way.Keepem coming!

  • Bonnie

    Went to your show about a year or so ago at the Verizon theater in Ca. I had a spiritual awakening. I am anxiously waiting for this new album. I know it will be nothing short of amazing like all the rest of your music. Thank you for bringing my life up, light up, and chin up. May God bless you and keep you safe. Much love

  • Michelle

    Watch out for piranhas and have a nice safe swim out there in the deep waters.

  • monte


    Matis — keep up the great music
    FYI — they have Mikvahs indoors…. no need to go swimming with live fish!

  • matt Mc-C

    Matis is the best! One Day is awesome, and and escape is just as sweet. I can’t wait for the album.

  • adam

    yo barton springs i go there all the time! tight man keep up the good jams i wake up to your music everyday

  • Liz

    AWESOME track! I listened to the album on myspace and let’s just say I pre-ordered it. So glad to have new music from him especially good music I can listen to in the car with my 3 year old present. ;)

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