Robert Plant has unveiled details for his forthcoming LP, Carry Fire. It’s his 11th studio album and first full-length release following 2014’s Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar.
“It’s 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,” Plant said of the new album in a statement. “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.”
According to Rolling Stone: Plant released “The May Queen,” the album’s first single dealing in romanticism and losing oneself to those feelings. In keeping with mixing “the old with the new,” the song’s title refers back to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” which contains the line “If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow / Don’t be alarmed now / It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.”
Carry Fire will be released on October 13th via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. with a tour to follow in November, which will begin in the UK and Ireland.
Carry Fire Track List
1. “The May Queen”
2. “New World…”
3. “Season’s Song”
4. “Dance With You Tonight”
5. “Carving Up the World Again… a Wall and Not a Fence”
6. “A Way With Words”
7. “Carry Fire”
8. “Bones of Saints”
9. “Keep it Hid”
10. “Bluebirds Over the Mountain”
11. “Heaven Sent”