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ON YAHOO! TODAY: SEE IT FIRST! MATISYAHU PREMIERES 'SURRENDER,' FIRST VIDEO FROM NEW ALBUM

Reggae-rapper Matisyahu released his fifth studio album, Akeda, on June 3 — the record's title is Hebrew for "binding," and it's yet another chapter in the Jewish singer-songwriter's storied career that has entranced fans for a decade now.

Yahoo Music is excited to premiere the first video from the project, for the song "Surrender." If you're curious about the backstory to the song: "Surrender" was born from an experience Matisyahu had in Tel Aviv in September 2013. He was in his hotel room overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and found himself reflecting on how much time in the past 10 years have been spent looking from behind glass — airplane windows, tour bus windows, train windows, hotel windows. 

The singer felt an incredible desire to get outside and take part in the world, but had an odd and powerful fear come over him that was not letting him leave the room. However, he then saw a sailboat in the ocean with a white sail, and something about that broke through: There was somebody out there who not only wasn't afraid to leave their hotel, but they were in the middle of the ocean, feeling alive! They surrendered to being in this world!

Feeling inspired, Matisyahu left his hotel room — and jumped in the ocean

Watch it here: https://music.yahoo.com/blogs/music-news/see-it-first--matisyahu-premieres--surrender---first-video-from-new-album-143026130.html

 

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