Robert Plant returns with 'Carry Fire'

Robert Plant’s new album, Carry Fire, is due out via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records on Friday, October 13, 2017.

The album’s first track, ‘The May Queen,’ is available for streaming and purchase now.

Carry Fire, his eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed Lullabye And...The Ceaseless Roar. As with Lullabye, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott, Justin Adams, Dave Smith and Liam “Skin” Tyson.

There are also notable special guest appearances. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet ‘Bluebirds Over The Mountain’ (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the celebrated Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.

Carry Fire melds unusual rhythms with naturalism and smouldering power.

“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. 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 and the Space Shifters will begin a world tour in November 2017, starting in UK & Ireland, and touring all corners of globe from thereon. Dates will be announced soon.

Pre-order Carry Fire here: