The album in its entirety is like the musical equivalent of an impressionist painting where every track is a brush stroke of a larger piece of work that is both beautiful and slightly out of focus. A singular expression unto itself. Even the title Carry Fire seems to suggest a detachment from Plant’s past. We use the expression on fire to describe someone who seems larger than life, like the lead singer in the world’s most influential rock band. But to carry fire requires wisdom, an innate knowledge of how to balance elements of the spiritual, emotional and inevitable so as to illuminate.