To succeed in music for a long time, Matisyahu believes that “stamina” is essential.

The 44-year-old reggae singer, who has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, revealed that the inspiration behind his new EP, “Hold the Fire,” came from finding the “balance between fire and water” and having the drive to persevere.

The album is entirely focused on endurance, he told People. It talks about keeping your creative spirit alive as you age and not letting your fire devour you. It concerns how to maintain the proper ratio of fire to water. Many celebrities have led quite intense and meaningful lives, but they lacked the endurance or capacity to carry on.”

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The ‘King Without a Crown’ hitmaker, who is parents to nine-year-old Sasha and his former girlfriend Toma Danley, Laivy, 18, Shalom, 17, and 12-year-old Menachem with Tahlia Silverman, added that each of his seven albums has a different meaning for him because they all mark significant life events.

“Each album tells a different chapter of a story,” he stated. I have the ability to connect different houses with distinct periods of my life. Additionally, I gave birth to many of my children at home, so they were also born in various homes.”

Though Matisyahu, whose real name is Matthew Paul Miller, has owned multiple residences throughout the years, he now believes that it may be “very special” to have nothing.

“There’s something very special about not owning anything,” he continued. In a way, it’s quite similar to my Hasidic upbringing in that you shouldn’t become too attached to something being yours. We are not here to stay forever.”

The movie “Hold the Fire” is slated to debut on February 2.


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