When asked if he was recording something, he said:
“Yeah, there are some things in the air, possibly in Nashville. I’m supposed to be going there in two weeks’ time. There’s nothing going on at all at the moment, but there will be.
“Between The Sensational Space Shifters’ guitarists Justin Adams and Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson and everybody, we’ve got about 40 different instrumental ideas already.
“We work with a guy called Tim Oliver, who’s the studio manager down at Real World, Peter Gabriel’s place, and we can mess about in there. I can spend an afternoon with Tim and really shift styles and stems of music in preparation to shape them as songs.
“We’ve recorded the last two records with Tim and it’s a great way of doing things. It’s a good combination. We all know where we’re going.”
The singer’s last album was Carry Fire (2017). It was his eleventh solo studio album, the second on which Plant is backed by the Sensational Space Shifters. The album had good reviews from music critics at the time.
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