Robert Plant is a journeyman, standing center stage with the music he shares with the world for multiple decades. For his recent release, Carry Fire, Robert Plant brings the sounds of the planet he has crisscrossed on tours into the music. Carry Fire is a canvas with splashes of notes, chords, and rhythms from a diversity of musicians and a host of instruments. Robert Plant spoke of his travels, and the music, citing that ‘I’ve filled many British passports. It’s like I’m just moving through the spheres. I feel like a mariner who has spent so much time in so many different ports of call, experiencing so many different adventures and scenarios. So perhaps this collection is more ‘pictures at twelve’ rather than ‘pictures at eleven’’. The stories on Carry Fire are built on universal emotions as our shared histories and the lessons hopefully learned are retold. Robert Plant takes on the role of immigrant seeking a virgin shore on “New World” as he longs for the warmth of home in “Bluebirds Over the Mountains”, and points out that governing decisions in our own times may need to pay closer attention to the past in “Carving Up the World Again….a wall not a fence”.
The sonic backing for Carry Fire, the eleventh solo studio album from Robert Plant, partners the singer with the Sensational Space Shifters. The music swirls throughout the album, picking up audio transmissions that evolve the soundscapes with the title track hinting at Eastern rhythms while psychedelic dreams tumble and twirl around “Dance with You Tonight” as English Folk heritage informs the tale of “Season’s Song” and the beat rattles underneath the “Bones of Saints”. Haunted vibrations and flickering notes course below Carry Fire when the album delivers “A Way with Words” and become ominous cascading around “Heaven Sent” as Robert Plant sings over the strum of Roots music to introduce “The May Queen”.
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