Robert Plant is almost ready to release his new solo album — and LedZepNews has spotted another sign that the album is going to be called “Carry Fire.”
Author Andrew O’Hagan said on stage at Hay Festival in the UK on June 4 that Plant’s album would be called “Carry Fire” and would be released in October. Plant was also on stage at the time. LedZepNews saw the introduction by O’Hagan in the full video of Plant’s on-stage interview, which can be downloaded or streamed from the Hay Festival website for £2.
We decided to snoop around the website of Plant’s record label, Nonesuch Records, to see if “Carry Fire” was hidden anywhere on the site. Funnily enough, if you type in the URL for the album, you get taken to this page:
This isn’t the normal page that appears for albums that don’t exist. Type in anything else and you get taken to a page that looks like this:
So Nonesuch Records’ website suggests that a page for “Carry Fire” exists — but we can’t see it yet.
On June 17 Plant did a photoshoot for the album with photographer Mads Perch. Two photos of Plant at the photoshoot were posted to Instagram and later deleted.
PHOTO: Robert Plant photographed during a photoshoot recently (Instagram/gidz) pic.twitter.com/tbs1GkLsqw
— Led Zeppelin News (@LedZepNews) June 18, 2017
Plant’s website has been replaced with two pages featuring vague hints at a new album. “Any time now…” was displayed on the homepage of Plant’s website from April 11 to July 5.
Plant was asked about the “Any time now…” message on his website during a BBC Radio 5 live interview that was broadcast on June 5. Presenter Sarah Brett ended the interview by asking Plant what the message meant. Did it mean that new music was on the way? “My dear, of course,” Plant replied. “What else would there be but more new, beautiful adventures?”
Another message that read “Away With Words” was shown from July 5 onwards.