Interview: Robert Plant Talks About His Creative Obsession, 'Carry Fire'

Legendary frontman Robert Plant is back on the road in 2018, promoting his new album, Carry Fire, with his band the Sensational Space Shifters.

Never one to stay idle for long, Carry Fire is Plant's eleventh solo album and it's as contemplative and diverse a work as any album before it.

While he's more than 35 years removed from Led Zeppelin, Plant's creative obsession and artistic zeal hasn't dimmed a bit.

Plant tells Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke that "you can never be sure" what the future holds, so he'll keep following his muse as long as he's here—that's all he's been doing since the 1960s.

"What has Led Zeppelin I got to do with Houses of the Holy or, you know, what's one thing got to do with another?" Plant say. "You just grow and you absorb. If you want to, you can get lost in music, especially now; the information highways are what they are with YouTube and stuff like that. It's remarkable what you can find."

Plant is over 50 years into his career and he's still completely in love with music and with performing. He says he can't wait to get back on tour, just to see and hear the music happening in new places. He says he and his band absorb it all.

"It's like a cooperative," he says, describing the Sensational Space Shifters. "Nobody gets in the way of anybody. It's a very neat and exciting exchange of energy and ideas. It keeps us really excited about what we do. 'Cause obviously you play some of the same songs forever. It's like a good joke; it's how you tell [it]."

Listen to the full interview above!

Plant's mostly sold out new tour begins February 2 and continues through August with a few breaks sprinkled in. Get all the tour dates here

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Check out the music video for Plant's song "The May Queen":

Here's the video for Plant's unique cover of the song "Bluebirds Over the Mountain":

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