Sunshine

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  • In our interview with Matisyahu, he said he was in a "pretty good place" when he wrote this uplifting song. Regarding the meaning, he explained: "the song is really about connecting with your past, reconnecting with your youth through memory, through meditation, through music – ways of going back. And I think in some ways, that was part of the process I went through similarly, appearance wise, in December. That was also going backwards in a way. A return, to some extent."

    The change in appearance he refers to is when he shaved his beard in December 2011, stating: " I felt that in order to become a good person I needed rules - lots of them - or else I would somehow fall apart. I am reclaiming myself."
  • Matisyahu wrote this song with his producer Kool Kojak (Allan Grigg) and guitarist DP Holmes. Matisyahu said of writing the song: "Mostly, it was a combination of connecting with Kojak – and our musical tastes and our vibrations and being in California. I was thinking about my son when I was writing the chorus. So a combination of things came together on that song."
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