Lenny Kravitz's "Black and White America" drops this summer

Forthcoming set is "probably the most up album I've done."

No album artwork or track listing yet, but here’s some of what he told Billboard:

Kravitz started recording “Black and White America” — which is due out this summer — during mid-2009 in the Bahamas. He produced and played most of the instruments, bringing in his regular guitarist Craig Ross and a horn section that includes New Orleans’ Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews on trombone and trumpet. A release date and first single are still being determined.

Kravitz describes the 12-song set as “very up — probably the most up album I’ve done. It’s really well-rounded as far as where my influences come from, why I love music and what I grew up listening to. This one really runs the spectrum from rock to funk to pop to R&B to jazz to blues…it’s really raw.” Kravitz says it also makes greater use of synthesizers than he has in the past, tapping into a collection of vintage instruments that he’s collected over the years.

This year marks the 20th anniversary (hard to believe) of his second album, Mama Said.

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  • http://www.passingplecker.com/ Michelle

    20 years since Mama Said. Damn I feel old as hell.

    • az25blue

      girl u and me both!

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