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10 October 2021

Robert Plant And Alison Krauss Share New Song, ‘High And Lonesome’

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Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and singer-songwriter Alison Krauss have shared a new single titled High And Lonesome, taken from the duo’s forthcoming collaborative album, Raise The Roof.

The track, per Rolling Stone, was co-written by Plant and T-Bone Burnett, who also produced Raise The Roof, as well as Plant and Krauss’s previous album, 2007’s Raising Sand.

High And Lonesome starts with a grooving little rumble, with some typically blues-rock lyrics and a shuffling undertone generated by sparse guitars. The rise of Plant and Krauss’ vocal harmonic creates a subtle depth in texture. You can check the song out below.

Fans of both artists received a preview of the LP when the pair released a cover of Randy Weeks’ Can’t Let Go in August, upon the album’s announcement.

Dropping on November 19 via Warner Music, the new album marks 14 years since the release of their first collaborative release. In a press statement, Plant said that Raise The Roof is “such a far cry from everything I’ve done before”.

“I love the whole kaleidoscope of music that I’ve explored,” he said, “but this is a place where you can think within the song, you can decide how to bring home an emotion. It’s another blend that we’ve got, and long may we have more of them.”

High And Lonesome is the first original track lifted from Raise the Roof, with much of the upcoming collection slated to comprise of covers of songs by the likes of The Everly Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Merle Haggard and more.

The release looks to feature contributions from drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl and more.

Plant and Krauss plan to tour next year, with dates for live shows said to be announced soon.

Pre-order Raise The Roof here.

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