Spark Seeker is the artist’s fourth studio album, and was released in July of this year. The album debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and number one on the U.S. Top Reggae Albums chart.
In other Matisyahu news, he also will be making his film debut later this month. He will star in the Sam Raimi horror film “The Possession” alongside Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. In the movie, which will hit theaters this Friday, the singer plays Tzadok, an exorcist attempting to help a young girl possessed by an evil spirit.
The 2006 sophomore album Youth brought widespread acclaim to Matisyahu, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Though his lyrics often explored the themes of Hasidic Jewish beliefs, the sound of his records are mainstream reggae and hip-hop. When he posted a picture of himself without his traditional beard late last year, he posted an official statement on his website.
“No more Chassidic reggae superstar,” read the statement. “Sorry folks all you get is me… no alias… Get ready for an amazing year filled with music of rebirth.”