Lenny Kravitz Signs to Atlantic/Roadrunner
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:59:16
Style icon and fashionable rock dude Lenny Kravitz is proud to announce the release of his highly-anticipated ninth studio album, Black and White America, this Summer 2011 on Atlantic Records/Roadrunner Records. This is Kravitz's first album on the new label, following eight previous albums and over 35 million units sold. High fashion meets rock 'n' roll with LK!
Marking his first release of new material in three years, Black and White America is a rich rock and funk-infused collection filled with Lenny's signature guitar riffs, compelling melodies and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that has been his trademark over the course of his 20-year career. In addition to the release of his new album, Kravitz will kick off a world tour in support of the new collection this June.
"I am really excited for everyone to hear the music on Black and White America. Musically and lyrically, I feel it is the most diverse album of my career," states Kravitz.
Recorded in Paris and the Bahamas, Lenny Kravitz's vocals and guitar playing are as distinct as ever on Black and White America, showcasing the intensity with which he records and performs. Kravitz, a multi-instrumentalist, produced, wrote and arranged the 12 tracks on the record.
The album's standout tracks include "Stand, You're Gonna Run Again," with its melodic beats and rhythms, the inspirational and soul enriching "Push," "Super Love," a '70s throwback to the days of funk with a weaving modern sound and the electrifying beat-driven "Booty Pop." Also featured on the release is "Dream," a piano ballad showing off a robust and emotional strings section, and the funk driven title track, which lyrically takes the listener on a journey inspired by his parents' mixed-race marriage.
Are you looking forward to being exposed to Black and White America this summer?