Amy Cook is set to release Summer Skin via Roothouse Records on Aug. 28, a follow-up to 2010’s record Let the Light In. The album will feature acclaimed artists Patty Griffin, Ben Kweller and Led Zeppelin frontman, Robert Plant.
The song Plant’s vocals appear on, which premiered today by Rolling Stone, is called “It’s Gonna Rain,” a track that Cook says is a song she wrote “for a friend who had had a rough couple of years.”
The collaboration with Plant was the result of a happy accident, according to Cook in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Robert Plant had come to the studio with Patty [Griffin] and was sitting next to me in the control room and he said, ‘Do you mind if I give it a go?’” she said. “I did not mind. He sang it a couple of times and it was perfect.”
Listen to “It’s Gonna Rain” here and take a look at her current dates below.
15 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tin Angel
16 - New York, N.Y. @ City Winery
17 - Annapolis, Md. @ Ramshead on Stage
18 - Vienna, Va. @ Jammin’ Java
28 - Austin, Texas @ Victory Grill
31 - Austin, Texas @ Waterloo Records