Robert Plan and Alison Krauss back together for another album!

Old time pals Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are finally reuniting after 14 years for a new album.

For their upcoming album “Raise the Roof,” has brought Kraus and Plant come together once again. This major reunion is happening thirteen years after the release of their first album “Raising Sand, and  the new upcoming album is the follow up album of their first album.

“Raise the Roof” by Plant and Krauss will be released on 19th November. Moreover, the duo has already released the lead off single of the album today, which is a cover of 1998 Lucinda Williams song “Can’t Let Go.”

Other than that, the playlist is also going to have music from the the featured artists such as Calexico, Merle Haggard, the Everly Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Bert Jansch and a few others artists. Besides, the reports also say that the album consists an original track titled “High and Lonesome.” The said song is co-written by Robert Plant singer with producer Burnett.

The announcement was made by Allison Krauss on her Twitter. She tweeted, “@RobertPlant and @AlisonKrauss are back, following up their 6x Grammy award-winning album ‘Raising Sand’, with a new project ‘Raise The Roof’! Listen to their new single “Can’t Let Go”, out now!”

 

The former Led Zeppelin lead singer also shared the news on his social media handle. Making an announcement about the duo’s reunion, Plant tweeted, On the other hand, Robert Plant, additionally, made the announcement via his Twitter handle as well stating, “Finally the doors are open and after 14 years here’s a sequel to Raising Sand. Full of interesting curves and great musicality in the company of great musicians, we “Raise the Roof”. Listen to our first single from the record “Can’t Let Go”, out now!”

According to the record, Krauss said in a statement, “We wanted it to move. We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio bought a new intimacy to the harmonies.” He continued, “You hear something and you go ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’”

“It’s a vacation, really—the perfect place to go that you least expected to find,” added Plant.

Other than our lead duo, the album work also include musicians who are a part of Burnett’s inner circle. They are guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos fame), Bill Frisell and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl and drummer Jay Bellerose

If we look into the past and the journey of Plant and Krauss, they first met and performed together for the in 2004 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The event took place in Cleveland, Ohio, where the both of them collaborated and sang “Black Girl” to pay a tribute to the legendary singer Lead Belly. Later, in an interview with Rolling Stones Kraus had said in 2008, “It was not the best choice. It wasn’t the right tune to make any judgment about how we would really sound…[But later] Robert talked about driving through the mountains, listening to Ralph Stanley. After five minutes, I got who he was, why he would be interested in me.”

Needless to say, the two became very good friends. Finally, Plant and Krauss decided to team up as a duo started working o their first project. For the purpose, they met with music producer Burnett at a Nashville studio in 2006. And that is how they gave birth to the legendary album, which came to be known as “Raising Sand.”

The album earned record breaking success. Not only did Raising Sand debuted at No. 2 in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, but it  also went platinum. Above all, the album Raising Sand won six Grammy Awards including the Best Album award, which surprised even its makers.

Krausse had hence stated that the success of their album together was how her and Robert knew “we’d make another album.” However, Plant and Krauss were expected to bring their follow-up album soon, but the duo could not finish it on time. Finally, the wait is over as the new album by Plant and Krauss will be out on 19th November.

Above all, its lead single “Can’t Let Go” has already released. Check out the new lead single here:

Besides, according to the reports, this track list for “Raise the Roof” album-

  • Quattro (World Drifts In)
  • The Price of Love
  • Go Your Way
  • Trouble With My Lover
  • Searching for My Love
  • Can’t Let Go
  • It Don’t Bother Me
  • You Led Me to the Wrong
  • Last Kind Words Blues
  • High and Lonesome
  • Going Where the Lonely Go
  • Somebody Was Watching Over Me

This is the best news for the fans of both the singers and their collaboration. Fans are happy and excited about the new album which is coming after 14 years. Certainly, the fans expressed their excitement and support via social media. A fan wrote to Plant’s reply, “This just may singlehandedly save 2021.” “I did not see a new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss coming, 14 years after their first outing, but I’m very happy about it,” read another tweet.

Another fan wrote, “Great. That would be a really good Americana cd again. Can’t wait.”

One of the tweets said, “The best news I’ve heard all week: a new Robert Plant Alison Krauss album is on the way. If you didn’t listen to Raising Sand when it came out, Killing the Blues is one of the greatest songs ever written.”

The newly released lead single of the album, “Can’t Let Go,” has also received great love and support appreciation from the audience. A listener stated on Twitter, “I have waited a long time for a follow up to Raising Sand and it’s here!  I love how good these two sound together Multiple musical notes: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Can’t Let Go.”

Another fan wrote, “They’re BACK!!!!!!  Best day ever!  Listen to that drumming!!  Holy cow!

“Ooohh this is sweet music to my ears, i love it unsurprisingly another great tune from @RobertPlant and @AlisonKrauss,” wrote a Twitter user appreciating the song.

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