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    Listen: Robert Plant's "Digging Deep" Podcast Digs Into "Carry Fire" Song "Bones of Saints"

    The latest episode of Robert Plant's new podcast series, Digging Deep, digs deep into "Bones of Saints," a song from his latest album, Carry Fire, released on Nonesuch/Warner Records in 2017. You can listen to the episode and watch the video for the track below.

    "It's about vitality. I can't hold back the hands of time or anything like that, but I can only be in environments where people really, really mean it musically," Plant says of creating new music with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. "We have a kind of inherent capacity to start a new project and know that we have business to do. There's drama, there's emotion, there's what I'd like to think is a very broad landscape of varied music within what we do, woven together with lyric and melody, which has to be appropriate for somebody at my time in the game ... If it gets anywhere at all, this music, it ought to be saying something, it ought to be reflecting."

    He talks about how the track came together as members of the band would make their own contributions, and he gives insight on the meaning behind the song.

    "'Bones of Saints' is really a reflection of the amount of damage and desecration that can be leveled on any particular part of our plant indiscriminately, so what is hallowed ground for one era or period or group of people can be almost the reason why it must be destroyed by another group ... The world loses more and more of its joy of treasure as another one of these remarkable moments comes into focus."

    To pick up a copy of Carry Fire, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

    Robert Plant, currently on tour in Scandinavia, performs at the Big Challenge Festival today and throughout Norway and Iceland in the coming weeks, ahead of a set at Roskilde in Denmark on July 4. He brings the tour to North America this autumn. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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The latest episode of Robert Plant's new podcast series, Digging Deep, digs deep into "Bones of Saints," a song from his latest album, Carry Fire. "It's about vitality. I can't hold back the hands of time or anything like that, but I can only be in environments where people really, really mean it musically," Plant says of creating new music with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. "We have a kind of inherent capacity to start a new project and know that we have business to do ... If it gets anywhere at all, this music, it ought to be saying something, it ought to be reflecting." You can listen to the episode and watch the video for the track here.

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The latest episode of Robert Plant's new podcast series, Digging Deep, digs deep into "Bones of Saints," a song from his latest album, Carry Fire, released on Nonesuch/Warner Records in 2017. You can listen to the episode and watch the video for the track below.

"It's about vitality. I can't hold back the hands of time or anything like that, but I can only be in environments where people really, really mean it musically," Plant says of creating new music with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. "We have a kind of inherent capacity to start a new project and know that we have business to do. There's drama, there's emotion, there's what I'd like to think is a very broad landscape of varied music within what we do, woven together with lyric and melody, which has to be appropriate for somebody at my time in the game ... If it gets anywhere at all, this music, it ought to be saying something, it ought to be reflecting."

He talks about how the track came together as members of the band would make their own contributions, and he gives insight on the meaning behind the song.

"'Bones of Saints' is really a reflection of the amount of damage and desecration that can be leveled on any particular part of our plant indiscriminately, so what is hallowed ground for one era or period or group of people can be almost the reason why it must be destroyed by another group ... The world loses more and more of its joy of treasure as another one of these remarkable moments comes into focus."

To pick up a copy of Carry Fire, head to your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and listen now on Spotify and Apple Music.

Robert Plant, currently on tour in Scandinavia, performs at the Big Challenge Festival today and throughout Norway and Iceland in the coming weeks, ahead of a set at Roskilde in Denmark on July 4. He brings the tour to North America this autumn. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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