Monday, May 12, 2014

Robert Plant reveals release date for new solo album

Robert Plant has revealed that his new solo album will be released on September 9th.

The Led Zeppelin singer worked on the project with The Sensational Space Shifters at Peter Gabriel‘s Real World Studios in southwestern England.

“It’s really a celebratory record, but it’s very crunchy and gritty, very West African and very Massive Attack-y,” Plant tells Rolling Stone. “There’s a lot of bottom end, so it might sound all right at a Jamaican party, but I’m not sure it would sound all right on NPR."

Many of the musicians on the disc played with Plant on his 2005 album, “Mighty ReArranger”, including keyboardist John Baggott, bassist Billy Fuller and guitarist Justin Adams.

"I've also got this Fulani guy from Gambia [Juldeh Camara] playing one-string ritti," says Plant. "And I'm singing and wailing on top of everything."

Plant recently signed a new record deal with Nonesuch Records.

“I’m pleased to find such a reputable home for our renegade departures,” says the singer. “The support and encouragement we have received has been strong and refreshing – Turn It Up!”

Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Space Shifters have previously announced a series of summer tour dates, which will begin June 5 at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morrocco.

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