Rock icon Robert Plant will release his firs solo album in three years, Carry Fire, on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records on Oct. 13. The album, produced by the former Led Zeppelin singer, is Plant's 11th solo album and the follow-up to 2014's lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar; as with that effort, Plant is once again supported by his band the Sensational Space Shifters.
The album features Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde on a duet of the Ersel Hickey rockabilly classic "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," as well as Albanian cellist Redi Hasa and Seth Lakeman playing viola and fiddle. "It's about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new," said Plant in a statement announcing the album. "Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation."