The B-Side: Yaron Kaver

It’s quite the trick how “Here’s What I Know Now” invokes all the same warm feelings of effortless beauty and intimate wisdom of a classic Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) tune. And the secret is in the effortlessness. So many artists influenced by Stevens focus on recreating the sonic details of those songs, but not the soul residing within them. They confuse gentle vocals with genuine heart and come off sounding hollow and trite. But not Yaron Kaver. “Here’s What I Know Now” feels as natural and true as the sun rising on a new day.

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