Robert Plant Talks About Lyrical Inspiration In Short Film

Legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant’s new album, “Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar”, will be released September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Plant, the album is his label debut and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and pre-orders are available now at RobertPlant.com and include a limited-edition print and an instant download of an album track.

A short film titled “Returning To The Borders”, which explores the themes of “Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar”, can be seen below. In the clip, Plant wonders the English countryside while recalling his travels in the American south — travels which influenced the album’s lyrics.

He says: “I’ve been away a long time from these borders. I spent a lot of time traveling through the south. I was searching to see if I could find out the character of the area from the radio that was on in the car. So I wrote the lyrics against an amazing link to those days, back in the 1930s and ’40s, when the south was the centre of the black revolution in music, before the Great Migration up to Chicago.

“I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail, there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships, and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidescope of sound, colour, and friendship.”