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Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has released a clip of “The Blanket of Night,” his contribution to The Long Road, a charity album for the British Red Cross. The song is a cover of a track by Elbow, a British alt-rock band fronted by singer and guitarist Guy Garvey.
“I’m a big fan of Elbow and it was an obvious choice when we were deciding which track to perform on the record,” Plant says. “ ‘The Blanket of Night’ is devastatingly to the point. With the minimal amount of words, Guy Garvey manages to encapsulate the hope and the fear that must be in the minds of refugees who attempt a journey across the water.”
The Long Road was released March 4 and will raise awareness to the plight of refugees seeking asylum in the U.K. All money from sales of the album will go directly to the British Red Cross refugee services in the U.K. The Long Road is available for purchase here.