King of a Land

    Yusuf / Cat Stevens has announced King of a Land, his seventeenth studio album, set for release via BMG / Dark Horse Records on 16th June 2023. Pre-order here.

    King of a Land is an epic body of work. More than a decade in the making, its 12 new songs are full of extraordinary surprises. Unique and transportive, Yusuf’s new music, words and melodies paint a vivid picture of a world which embraces the lost lands of truisms and stainless youth, and brings it into touching distance. His poetical storytelling invites the listener on a journey towards the gates of an alternative universe to that which we presently inhabit – where happy endings can possibly happen. 

    Looking at the jagged journey of my music, beginning as I did in the 60’s, I would say this new record is a mosaic. A very clearly defined description of where I’ve been and who I am.”
    – Yusuf / Cat Stevens

    Opening a delightful entrance to the powerfully childlike theme of the album is the closing track, ‘Take The World Apart’. Released today alongside an accompanying animated lyric video created by Peter Reynolds, it matches the joy and optimism Yusuf’s music naturally evokes, and is destined to charm.

    “Sometimes you have to take something apart, to find the peace you’re looking for.”
    – Yusuf / Cat Stevens


    King of a Land is available for pre-order in a gatefold format with a 36 page booklet featuring illustrations by Peter Reynolds. The CD also features a booklet illustrated by Peter Reynolds – pre-order here. An exclusive white vinyl edition of the album and exclusive merch is available from the official Yusuf / Cat Stevens online store – visit the official store here.