Yusuf Islam, until 1977 known as Cat Stevens, will release his new album Roadsong on 8 May. Islam, who had stopped playing and writing music for 28 years, reappeared on stage with his album ‘An Other Cup’ in 2006. In the years between he had dedicated himself to religion and philanthropy, e.g. founding an Islamic primary school in London in 1981. Critics say that his new album combines a lot of Cat Stevens and Yusuf Islam – although he himself claims no separation is possible between the two ‘concepts’. Spirituality has always been present in his works. The album gives a preview of his upcoming project, a musical of his work called Moonshadow.