No, Yusuf is not Yusuf Islam – the alias of Cat Stevens, who is actually just called Stephen Demetre Georgiou, but that’s another story.
Yusuf is the alter ego of the young Leuven-based singer-songwriter Jonas Steurs. As Yusuf, he explores the atmospheric side of electronica and post-rock, around which he drapes his melancholy, fragile voice. The autumnal atmosphere of his debut EP Balm is reminiscent of the desolate electro soul of James Blake, or, closer to home, Tamino. But with beats.
YUSUF 8/12, 20.00, Ancienne Belgique