Robert Plant has just released the track “Rainbow” on youtube. The track is from his new album titled “lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar”. This will be the former Led Zeppelin front man’s first album since “Band of Joy”, released back in 2010.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Plant mentioned that Alison Krauss had been in talks of producing a follow up to 2007’s “Raising Sand."
"She keeps saying, 'Now we've got to do it like Daft Punk.’ I said, 'Alison, get a clue. We've got great voices. We need to be getting ourselves around some really pretty songs if we sing together.' And Daft Punk? We can go out for dinner with Nile Rodgers, but that's about it."
“Rainbow” does not have a Daft Punk sound. While Plant has self-described the album as “trance meets Zep” in a press release, that is not really here either. The track is a gritty, melodic, surprisingly modern song with building strings from Plant’s new band, the Sensational Space Shifters.
"I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music, and now I'm able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, colour and friendship."
Plant had crushed the idea of a Led Zeppelin reunion back in May in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying that he was not part of a jukebox. While there is the underlying feeling of nostalgia from the track, there is clear evidence that Plant is living in the moment. A tour is expected to be announced for the fall. The album, pressed on two 180-gram vinyl LP’s is available for pre-order on Plant’s official website, giving you access to an instant download of “Rainbow” as well as the CD and an exclusive print of the album’s artwork. The full album has a street date of September 9.