Cat Stevens: “You Can Do (Whatever)” New Song – Stream/Listen
“You Can Do (Whatever),” a new song from the forthcoming Cat Stevens album, The Laughing Apple, has been embedded below. The album will be available worldwide September 15th.
The Laughing Apple brings the singer’s career full circle, coming 50 years after his first album. It reunites him with producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist Alun Davies, prominent collaborators on landmark recordings including 1970’s multi-platinum Tea for the Tillerman.
The Laughing Apple follows the common ’60s template of combining newly written songs with covers from Steven’s catalog, presenting some of his earliest material as he has always wished it had been recorded.
“There are some I always wanted to hear differently,” Stevens explains. “Many of my earlier recordings were overcooked with big band arrangements. They crowded the song out a lot of times.”