Live stream: Robert Plant buds a spring comeback
Robert Plant is making a comeback on September 8 with the release of his new album, Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar.
Plant is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Led Zeppelin, and has had a successful solo career spanning more than 40 years.
Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar, produced by Plant, features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters with Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant and background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabla and background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti and Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord and upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam “Skin” Tyson: banjo, guitar and background vocals.
The first single from the album, Rainbow, was released as a digital single on June 24. Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar is Plant’s first record since 2010’s Band of Joy, which followed 2007’s six-time Grammy award–winning collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand.
Justin Adams and John Baggott of The Sensational Space Shifters appeared on Plant’s 2002 release Dreamland, while all but Camara and Smith appeared on 2005’s Mighty Rearranger. The new album line-up recently went on tour before recording Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar at Helium Studios in Wiltshire and Real World Studios in Bath, UK.
Rainbow was recorded in Contino Rooms in London. “It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says.
“The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music … I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains.
“ …. and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, colour, and friendship”
Lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar track list
Pocketful of Golden
Embrace Another Fall
Turn It Up
A Stolen Kiss
House of Love
Up on the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
Arbaden (Maggie’s Babby)