- Released: August 25, 2009
- Label: Epic
Spin - p.82
"Matisyahu expands his sound...punching up his earnest ruminations on faith and inspiration with sleek hip-hop beats and shiny pop-rock guitars."
Billboard - "Matisyahu's third studio album, LIGHT, finds him revisiting the teachings of his Jewish faith, but also pushing musical boundaries behind traditional reggae."
- 1.Smash Lies
- 2.We Will Walk
- 3.One Day
- 5.So Hi So Lo
- 6.I Will Be Light
- 7.For You
- 8.On Nature
- 11.Darkness into Light
Lyricists: David Kahne; Barrington Levy.
Personnel: Trevor Hall (vocals, guitar); Chevaughn Clayton, Michael A. Harris, Peter "Mann" Gayle (vocals); David Kahne (guitar, keyboards, programming); Eric Krasno, Jeremy Harding, Aaron Dugan, Reeve Carney (guitar); Stephen McGregor, Adam Deitch (keyboards, drums, programming); Shawn Pelton (drums); Jay E. & Easy Street (programming).
Audio Mixers: Manny Marroquin; David Kahne; Serban Ghenea; John Hanes .
Recording information: Anchor Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Germano Studios, NY; Levcon Studios, Los Angeles, CA; MixStar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; SeeSquared Studios, NY; Shabby Road Studios, LA.
Editors: Adam & Matt Podd; Rob Brill.
After three years (spent mostly on tour), Hasidic reggae toaster Matisyahu returns to the studio with LIGHT, the followup to 2006's stunning (if controversial to many) breakthrough, YOUTH. On the 2009 LP, his third, the prominently bearded Mr. Miller continues to venture further into the unexplored spiritual and philosophical realms of his heralded hybrid.