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Cat Stevens says he loves Green Day

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Cat Stevens says he loves Green Day

The legendary singer, guitarist and songwriter Cat Stevens/Yusuf Stevens just announced a new studio album called “King Of a Land” that will be out next June 16. In an interview with NME the musician talked about the new work and also revealed that he likes the American Punk band Green Day.


Stevens said that they are one of the groups that he would like to collaborate with someday.

Cat Stevens says he loves Green Day

When asked by NME if he has the habit to hear new music, the musician said: “Not very much. I came from one of pop’s pinnacle eras, when there’d be a new milestone every week. So I tend to listen to that period most. But I love Green Day because of their message. ‘Know Your Enemy’ is an incredible song with a message about the Iraq war that was right on time.”

He was then questioned if he would like to work with Green Day someday and Stevens said: “Yeah! Wow, that’s a good idea. I think they listened to my song ‘Bitterblue’ before making ‘Know Your Enemy’, as I can hear little titbits of it in the chords and some of the words. I reckon we could definitely get it on,” Cat Stevens said.

Cat Stevens/Yusuf Stevens’ seventeenth studio record has 12 tracks. The first single “Take The World Apart” is already available on all streaming platforms.

“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,” Cat Stevens said in an official statement.

“King Of A Land” tracklist

  1. “Train on a Hill”
  2. “King of a Land”
  3. “Pagan Run”
  4. “He Is True”
  5. “All Nights, All Days”
  6. “Another Night in the Rain”
  7. “Things”
  8. “Son of Mary”
  9. “Highness”
  10. “The Boy Who Knew How to Climb Walls”
  11. “How Good it Feels”
  12. “Take the World Apart”

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