Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mumford & Plant
While billions, or at least millions wait patiently for Robert Plant to lose his mind and agree to a Led Zeppelin reunion, he continues to release fresh new music on his own. It may not be the testosterock Zep fans want, but there's no denying the beauty of "Raising Sand," the Grammy winning collaboration with Alison Krauss or the solid, cosmic, country-rock of "Band Of Joy," Plant's follow-up. He may be starting to resemble Grandmama Addams, but Robert Plant's music is definitely aging gracefully.
The first single from his upcoming record "lullaby...and The Ceaseless Roar" was released yesterday and I'm speculating that like most first singles, it doesn't truly represent what's to come, or if it does, it isn't the strongest of what lies ahead.
I'm interested to see the universal response to this track. To my ears, it sounds like Bono & The Edge after a weekend with Mumford & Sons. Both U2 & M&S get trashed frequently on these pages (not by me), so I wonder if this particular track will get a thumbs up or down.