In 2007, Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, and Alison Krauss unexpectedly collaborated to release the widely acclaimed album, Raising Sand, which earned a number of Grammy awards. While the two sought to continue their collaboration, their individual careers seemed to keep them apart for some time, up until now. After 14 years, Plant and Krauss have returned with another collaboration through their new album, Raise the Roof, seeking to expand and explore beyond the sounds of Raising Sand. Raise the Roof includes a collection of music from diverse cultures and genres.
“We wanted it to move,” Krauss noted. “We brought other people in, other personalities within the band and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”
Plant added, “It’s such a far cry from everything I’ve done before. I love the whole kaleidoscope of music that I’ve explored, but this is a place where you can think within the song, you can decide how to bring home an emotion. It’s another blend that we’ve got, and long may we have more of them.”