Although it has been reported that legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has written one new album with his backing band The Sensational Shape Shifters and another with singer and songwriter Buddy Miller, he tells that he will take it easy during the coming months.
"I think I might just chill for a while, to be honest," he says. "I'm enjoying life and spending more time in America now. I really enjoy it. I'm becoming way more aware and opinionated and stimulated by these new adventures. Everybody says I'm workaholic, and I just keep going and going. And I will do that [again]. But I want to explore more. When I think about how I was writing when I was a kid, when I was 20 or whatever, it was all about travel and journey and stimulus. I'm getting on a bit now, but I have to look at more stuff to be able to write cohesively."
Plant is scheduled to perform two shows in New Zealand next April; he played a series of solo dates and a full South American tour this year, in addition to helping launch the new Led Zeppelin live set "Celebration Day".
As HenneMusic notes, he has also contributed to the next project from Patty Griffin.
"It's a brilliant record," he says. "It's produced by Craig Ross. I just joined her on a couple of songs, which we wrote together. It's great stuff, it's really good."