Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lenny Kravitz: new album due this summer

Lenny Kravitz returns this summer with “Black And White America,” his 9th studio album.

His first release of new material in three years, “Black and White America” is billed as 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.

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.

“Roadrunner is thrilled to welcome Lenny Kravitz to our family,” said Roadrunner Records President Jonas Nachsin. “Lenny is a consummate artist who has achieved critical and commercial success, and we plan on promoting his new music as some of the most compelling work in his illustrious career.”

Recorded in Paris and the Bahamas, Kravitz’s vocals and guitar playing are as distinct as ever on the new disc; a multi-instrumentalist, Lenny produced, wrote and arranged the 12 tracks on the record.

In October, Kravitz announced a season-long partnership with Turner Broadcasting that will feature multiple songs from the artist throughout its NBA regular season, All-Star and playoffs coverage.

The first collaboration between the two featured Kravitz in a basketball-themed original video performing “Come On Get It,” which also appears on his upcoming new album. The track is also being used as a secondary theme throughout the network’s coverage, serving as the primary musical bed to enhance the network’s broadcast elements.

Lenny has been confirmed to headline the 2011 NBA All-Star Entertainment Series along with Rihanna; Kravitz will tip off the 60th NBA All-Star Game, set for this Sunday, February 20.

Lenny Kravitz – Come On Get It
NBA on TNT promo