FIRST LISTEN! Robert Plant 'The May Queen'

Robert Plant 'Carry Fire'

We knew Robert Plant was up to something the past few weeks... now we know.

The former Led Zeppelin frontman will release his 11th studio album in just under 2 months, on October 13th, called Carry Fire. As in the past, the Sensational Space Shifters which includes (which includes John Baggott, Justin Adams, Dave Smith and Liam "Skin" Tyson. Albanian cellist Redi Hasa and violist/violinist Seth Lakeman) will serve as his backing band.

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders also makes a guest appearance on the album on a song called "Bluebirds Over The Mountain," a standard from the late 1950's which the Beach Boys and Richie Valens covered.

The first taste from the album is a song called May Queen ... and if you think that title sounds familiar... well that's because it's a lyric from Stairway To Heaven "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, it's just a spring clean for the May queen."

Robert Plant spoke to the BBC in England recently to discuss his new album.

Listen to The May Queen below

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