King Of A Land
Yusuf’s seventeenth studio album, KING OF A LAND, is an unbelievable achievement. His vivid lyrical poetry and unique melodic sensibilities cast the listener into a world which embraces the lost lands of truisms and stainless youth. Yusuf uses his masterful storytelling to invite the listener towards the gates of a better reality – where happy endings can possibly happen.
While we watch the spread of anger and bitterness consume the lands once known as ‘Holy’, it’s worth pondering the underlying malady which contains the root of this thousand-of-years-old pandemic and its possible remedy. Recently, I posted the 1st Article of The Declaration of Human Rights. It is significant in the context of human consciousness and its connection to natural law. Unlike the Ten Commandments, it doesn’t mention the worship of God, but it does sanctify the freedom to do so.
Over the years, since becoming a Muslim, I have been accused of saying and doing things I have neither said nor done. Stories spread from person to person, whether intentionally or not, the result is that some people are led into thinking I am connected to causes I don’t believe in or subscribe to. Now that I’ve decided to sing again, I’m sure it will attract a whole new wave of articles and allegations to diminish my work for peace and better understanding. So to avoid relying on whispers or hearsay, here’s a chance to glance at what I have to say first-hand about some of those controversial issues people tried to tag me with “past and present“ as well as a chance to reprise some of my old lyrics.