Robert Plant returns to the studio to perform songs from his 11th studio album Carry Fire, which he will be touring in the UK in November. Album and tour find Plant teamed up again with his band The Sensational Shape Shifters, in a set of songs that combines some haunting tribal rhythms with Plant's customary inventive flair and sense of urgency.
US singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent performs her lovelorn track New York solo at the piano from her upcoming and much-anticipated fifth album Masseduction. Also in the studio to perform a number or two from his recently released uplifting second album, Wake Up Now, is Wiltshire-based Nick Mulvey.
Making their UK TV debuts are two very different artists. Rising spectral R&B star Kelela is a second-generation Ethiopian-American who was raised in Maryland and is now based in Los Angeles. She has spent time this year on the road with Gorillaz and The xx but is now on the cusp of releasing her debut studio album Take Me Apart. The second, also from the US, is John Moreland, a heartland singer-songwriter who was born in Texas, raised in Kentucky and is now based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Moreland mines the same territory as James McMurtry and early Bob Seger and on his latest LP, Big Bad Luv, continues his style of gruff vocals with tales of broken dreams and stubborn streaks in a broken America.
Also on the show and returning to the Later... studio for the fourth time is singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Beck with songs from his upcoming 13th studio album Colors, his first new album in three years and the follow-up to his Grammy Award-winning Morning Phase LP. He has described it as 'simple, uplifting and galvanising' and includes tracks co-written and produced with the man of the moment Greg Kurstin, who has recently worked with the likes of Foo Fighters and Liam Gallagher.
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|