Robert Plant Explains Accidental Reference To ‘Stairway To Heaven’ In New Music


After much speculation, it has finally been revealed that former Led Zeppelin front-man Robert Plant will be releasing a brand new album ‘Carry Fire’ on the 13th of October this year. The Sensational Space Shifters will also feature on the upcoming album.

Since the news broke, Plant has also revealed that the first single off the album will be ‘The May Queen’, which is accidentally referencing the Led Zeppelin classic, ‘Stairway To Heaven’.

The famous track released in the 70s which was featured on Led Zeppelin’s album ‘The Song Remains The Same’, includes the lyrics “It’s just a spring clean for the May Queen.”

Plant spoke with BBC 6Music’s Matt Everitt about the lyrics, revealing: “I didn’t even see it like that to begin with. It’s just there was a big hawthorn bush outside the studio. There were no spring cleans or anything.”

He added: “It was just ‘Oh it’s that time of year. The whole of life is opening up.’ That’s what it’s all about – the whole deal of ‘lay down in sweet surrender’ or whatever. The beginning of the year is such a great time, such an optimistic, great time even for older people.”

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