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Lenny Kravitz unveils new album and calls for a Love Revolution

Lenny Kravitz

Story by Jack Foley

LENNY Kravitz says it’s time for a revolution and he is launching a musical movement to do just that with the release of his eighth studio album on February 4, 2008.

The album, entitled It Is Time For A Love Revolution (Virgin Records), is Kravitz’s first new release in over three years and is being touted as a thunderous rock ‘n roll call-to-arms, featuring a universal blend of soul, funk, and jazz grooves and the undeniable anthemic lyricism that’s been his trademark from day one.

“I love this record and the feel of the record,” Lenny says of the release. “I felt like a kid playing in my bedroom, and that’s the most important thing you can tap into, that feeling of being free.”

Regarded as one of the great rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has achieved tremendous critical acclaim and commercial success with a succession of groundbreaking album releases, multiple # 1 singles on the Billboard Top Singles charts and an unparalleled collection of awards from throughout his career, including GRAMMYs, American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Written and recorded over the course of the last year, in various locations from New York to Miami, Paris, the Bahamas and Brazil, It Is Time For A Love Revolution looks set to hold up as one of the Kravitz’s best albums with its raucous rock ‘n roll jams, heavy drums, tight hip-shaking grooves, frenetic guitars and Kravitz’s unmistakable croon.

Featuring 14 new songs, the album once again finds the multi-instrumentalist writing, producing, arranging and playing all the tracks on the album, which he has done on all of his releases throughout his career.

As the album title indicates, Kravitz sings songs of love and spiritual revolution, calling on people to open up and let love in their hearts.

He also isn’t afraid to get political, using his music to draw attention to the current US war in Iraq and the Vietnam era.

From the singles Bring It On and I’ll Be Waiting, as well as Love, Love, Love, Dancin’ Til Dawn and I Want To Go Home, It Is Time For A Love Revolution represents the characteristics that has made Kravitz a vital musician for 18 years.

Kravitz plans to tour behind It Is Time For A Love Revolution for two years after its release.