Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has unveiled the animated video for his latest ‘Carry Fire’ offshoot ‘New World’.
Created by Shepard Fairey, Aaron Huey and Ernesto Yerena, the video pays tribute to indigenous Americans and is packed with a powerful message in these turbulent political times.
Proceeds from the song will go to non-profit organisation Honor the Earth, which raises awareness and financial support for Indigenous environmental justice.
Percy comments: “Every day our senses are assaulted by the ridiculous. It's not so long ago that today's plots and wrangles between nation governments would seem too far-fetched to inspire a Hollywood blockbuster. The perversions and struggles leave a shadow over the spirit of the people and the land. It's not an original sin. Every era bears the burden of chaos and warmongering. Time immemorial.
“‘New World’ is a comment on a recent history of conquest and submission. How fitting that Shepard Fairey, Aaron Huey and Ernesto Yerena complemented our music in such a way. They are artists of great conscience and sensitivity. I'm most grateful. I'm also pleased to add my support to HonorEarth.org.”
Shepard Fairey – perhaps best known for his Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster – also created the artwork for Led Zeppelin’s 2007 compilation album ‘Mothership’ and their 2012 concert film ‘Celebration Day’.
He tweeted: “I was honored to be asked by @RobertPlant to work on a video for his beautiful song “New World.” I’m moved that Robert addresses this history in the lyrics and video for “New World” and has chosen to support @HonorTheEarth with proceeds from the song.”
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters headline BluesFest at London’s The O2 on Friday 26th October with Van Morrison also performing on the night.
Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.