Robert Plant Announces New Album 'Carry Fire'; Listen To "The May Queen"
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:12:25
Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant has announced a new solo album entitled, Carry Fire. The LP is due out October 13th via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Plant also shared "The May Queen", the first single from the forthcoming album. He last released lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar in 2014.
Carry Fire was self-produced and mainly recorded at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire, England. Plant was joined in the studio by his backing band, The Sensational Space Shifters, as well as special guests Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, cellist Redi Hasa, and viola/fiddle player Seth Lakeman.
In a statement, Plant said the album is "about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation".
Plant is set to head out on a world tour in support of the album in November. Check out the tracklist below.
Carry Fire Tracklist:
01. The May Queen
02. New World…
03. Season's Song
04. Dance With You Tonight
05. Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence
06. A Way With Words
07. Carry Fire
08. Bones Of Saints
09. Keep It Hid
10. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
11. Heaven Sent
—The ARTISTdirect Staff