Robert Plant Is Working On A New Album
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
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Robert Plant is recording.
A new feature in the May edition of Uncut Magazine reveals singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams recently attended a recording session hosted by the former Led Zeppelin vocalist.
Also present were country artist Alison Krauss and producer T Bone Burnett.
“Williams sang on a Pops Staples cover,” Williams’ Uncut interviewer recounts, “and, still smitten with the song, at one point even belts out its gospel refrain to test the acoustics in her new home.”
Robert Plant previously collaborated with T Bone Burnett and Alison Krauss on 2007 album Raising Sand.
At the time of its release Raising Sand debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it Plant’s highest-charting studio album since Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door in 1979.
Becoming a crossover hit, Raising Sand hit Platinum status in both the US, UK in Canada.
It would also receive 5 Grammys, an honor never bestowed upon Led Zeppelin while actively recording.
Robert Plant has frequently discussed his intention to work with Krauss again.
In 2019 he assured Classic Rock Magazine that a follow up to Raising Sand was most definitely in the works.
“I see Alison a lot and talk to her a lot,” Plant informed his interviewer, “and T Bone too.”
There are some things in the air,” he continued, “possibly in Nashville.”
Plant also revealed he was working on new music at home in the UK with backing outfit The Sensational Space Shifters.
“We work with a guy called Tim Oliver,” he revealed, “who’s the studio manager down at Real World, Peter Gabriel‘s place, and we can mess about in there. I can spend an afternoon with Tim and really shift styles and stems of music in preparation to shape them as songs.”
“We’ve recorded the last two records with Tim and it’s a great way of doing things,” he enthused. “It’s a good combination. We all know where we’re going.”
Plant’s most recent album was Carry Fire, which arrived in October 2017.