Lenny Kravitz – always on the run

How it all begun

Lenny Kravitz was born in New York City on May 26, 1964. His father was NBC’s leading producer Sy Kravitz and his mother was an actress Roxie Roker. When he was a kid his parents decided to move to Los Angeles, where Lenny took his first steps in his musical career. He attended one of the best choirs in the world – The California Boys Choir, with which he performed at The Metropolitan Opera in such performances as “The Magic Flute” and “Carmen”.

First album

His first album, “Let Love Rule”, released in 1989, was received with great approval from the audience. A year later, Lenny began working with Madonna. For the purposes of this collaboration, he composed the song “Justify My Love”. Another album called “Mama Said” appeared in 1991 and obtained the status of a gold album. The next issues (including “Are You Gonna Go My Way”) appeared on average every two years, always reaching high positions on the sales lists. Altogether, the artist’s oeuvre includes 11 albums. In addition, Kravitz has received the Grammy Award four times for his musical achievements. Thanks to the variety of music he performs, Lenny was recognized as one of the most talented musicians in the world.

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Lenny Kravitz as an actor

Kravitz also wanted to be an actor. He made his debut in 2009 in the movie Hey baby. In 2012, he starred in the first part of the Hunger Games series, which was a huge success around the world. The sequel to the franchise starring the star, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, premiered in 2013. In the same year, he was an actor in the biographical drama The Butler. Further films with his participation are: Little Rootie Tootie and Zoolander No. 2. Kravitz is currently assigned to secondary and third-level roles, but as he announced himself, he is just beginning his adventure with acting.

Music video

Kravitz’s fans are always looking forward to see new music videos when their favorite artist makes new album. That movies are always unique and show how talented Kravitz is.

The song “I Belong to You” for a song from the repertoire of rock musician Lenny ‘Kravitz. The song was on the artist’s fifth studio album, “5” from 1998. It was written and produced by Kravitz, and was released by Virgin Records America. The hit “I Belong to You” was the last single from the album and was released on September 23, 1998. Her fund inspired by soft rock and accompanying reggae. The song is moderately pleased. It ranked 71 on the Billboard Hot 100, 15th on the Billboard Adult Top 40 and 75th on the UK Singles Chart. The song “I belong to you” was appreciated for seeking high critics’ audiences. Carla Hay of AXS that this pop ballad is one of the most sensual songs in Kravitz’s work. The music video releases a new track by Mark Seliger and Fred Woodward in 1998. The clip was filmed in the Bahamas, where Lenny’s mother is from. It is also worth mentioning that all vocal and vocal parts are the work of the musician and the instrument.

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Best songs and studio albums

“Are you gonna go my way” – Undoubtedly one of the best opening riffs in rock music. Strong Hendrix sound, with the claw and ferocity characteristic of the 90s. – This is one of those songs that was created in 5 minutes – said the rocker in one of the interviews. – We started jamming and I felt something cool was going on, so I ordered the recording to start. And so it was created. Then I wrote the text on a paper bag. The song is about Jesus, whom Lenny Kravitz calls the greatest rock star.

“Always on the run” – The originator of this great song is Slash. The guitarist wanted to record the number with his band Guns N’Roses, but drummer Steven Adler reportedly couldn’t play such parts on drums. Rock and funk in perfect symbiosis.

“Black and white America” – How much is going on in this piece. A wonderful groove straight from the 70s, loose bass and a bit of shiny disco sounds. That I will not mention brass. A very neat combination of old school playing with modern. For this a bit of nostalgia and original text.

“It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” – Rock ballads don’t have to be sloppy and cheesy at all. They can be sensual, pleasantly swinging and elegant. It is enough to be Lenny Kravitz and feel rhythm’n’blues. The inspiration was the work of Earth, Wind & Fire. Anyway, Phenix Horns from Earth, Wind & Fire was in the wind section of Kravitz. The lyrical subject is Lisa Bonet, the wife of a musician with whom he tried to come to terms after their breakup. The couple was married from 1989 to 1991. From their relationship, the daughter of Zoe was born, today an actress is taken.

“Circus” – Lenny Kravitz has many faces. “Circus” is one of the most interesting compositions in his oeuvre. Dramaturgy mixed with a raw rock sound, Beatles harmonies, with a hint of industrial coldness and the strength of an American stadium. The quintessence of the 90s. A fusion of Oasis and Aerosmith.

“Strut” – Although Lenny Kravitz became famous for his soft sound and inspirations from soul and R&B, he managed to surprise with raw sound in his later career. “Strut” is dirty guitars, clear “dry” rhythm and quite screaming vocals. “We are all different, so it’s a song about coming to terms with who we are and being proud of it,” explained Kravitz.

“Fly Away” was originally supposed to be a B-side, but it has become one of Lenny Kravitz’s most recognizable songs. A simple, classic guitar piece. Nothing more nothing less.

“American Woman” is not a Lenny Kravitz song. The Canadian group The Guess Who is responsible for the original from 1970. Of course, in the original version it was a tribute to Canadian women. Lenny Kravitz performs classic guitar playing. The number was created for the movie “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Never Dies”.

“New York City” – How many songs about New York were written. Lenny Kravitz’s one, with its clap rhythm, may not be as great as “Empire State of Mind”, but it is definitely one of the best. After slight modifications, it could easily be included in the Red Hot Chili Peppers repertoire.

“Believe” refers to the 70s – both with the style of playing the guitar, a slightly psychedelic atmosphere, and with this lyrical and dramatic transition. The music video was made by Michel Gondry, a French director who became famous with the movie “In Love Without Memory”, and also shot clips for Björk and The White Stripes.

Let love rule

In 1987, Lenny began dating actress Lisa Bonet. The couple had met two years earlier, but initially their relationship was based solely on friendship. The couple quickly decided to get married in Vegas. A year later, their daughter, Zoë, was born. In 1993, Kravitz and Bonet divorced, after which the artist dated many famous women. Following the divorce, he was seen with Vanessa Paradis, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, Kate Moss and Adriana Lima, among others. In 2004, he was associated with Nicole Kidman. Their relationship lasted less than a year. In 2018, the musician confirmed that he is meeting the star of the world’s catwalks, model Barbara Fialho.

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

This year we will not be able to meet Lenny Kravitz on a concert. The rock artist met with his fans on a concert for example in March in New York and also in Paragua. Currently we don’t have any information about concerts planned for 2023 by Lenny Kravitz.