Legendary Led Zeppelin singer, Robert Plant, has in a recent interview he did with Independent hinted that his upcoming solo album Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar could be his last studio work.
He told: “Maybe this new album is the end now for me, of this musical wanderlust and the wonderful carousel I’ve been on. It’s like a kaleidoscope; you hold it up to the light, rotate it, and the pieces fall beautifully in different ways.
“But this record feels different. It’s a consummation of all those bits from Son House to Roni Size to the Gambia – and it seems to have some sort of finality.”
The singer has dismissed all the talks about the possible Led Zeppelin reunion. He revealed: “As adults we have to put our shoulders back, but when I was a kid I saw everything as being absolutely beautiful.”
“In the early part of my time in Zeppelin I wrote naively, but I loved all that mystery of the dark past and the Queen of Light. Unfortunately I had it taken away from me, bit by bit.”
Talking about everything that Led Zeppelin achieved over the course of time, Plant still finds a “few magic moments.” One of those was Heart’s rendition of Stairway To Heaven, performed when US president Barack Obama presented Plant, Page and John Paul Jones with Kennedy Centre Honors in 2012.
He says says: “After all the years of hearing the song misinterpreted and played backwards and all that nonsense, I never thought someone would tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘That was a lovely piece, and to prove it, here’s another way of looking at it.’
“Barack looked over at me, frowned a bit and shrugged his shoulders. I looked back and thought, ‘It’s always been like this, Barack. You can get it wrong a million times, but nobody mentions me and Page floundering our way across the Atlas Mountains with a tape machine, recording Berber tribeswomen.”
Robert Plant releases Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar on September 8th.