All Nights, All Days
All Nights, All Days, the third single from the forthcoming album King Of A Land is out now!
The track is another ear-catcher from Yusuf with a rolling, Travelling Wilburys-styled groove and an Americana country feel. Yusuf says: “I like to take on different genres, ‘All Nights…’ just felt naturally born for that – but it could easily have ended up somewhere else!”
The lyrics rail against how “the rich tax the poor” and, with wry humour, Yusuf suggests a real solution for the world, which is to “lock those leaders in London Zoo”. “The only way that we can get on in peace is to get rid of most of them. Not all, perhaps. But most …”
Accompanying the track is a vibrant and colourful mixed media video produced by Studio Linguine that references the cult classic film Harold and Maude, for which Yusuf provided the iconic soundtrack.
Harold and Maude appear as main characters in the clip, which brings the narrative of the song to life in a child-like manner. Politicians are depicted as evil characters who chase Harold through a forest, ultimately getting their comeuppance as they are captured and locked up in London Zoo.
King of a Land is released via BMG / Dark Horse Records on 16th June 2023. The album is available for pre-order on coloured vinyl in a gatefold format with a 36 page booklet featuring illustrations by Peter Reynolds. The CD also features a booklet illustrated by Peter Reynolds.
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