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

F orthcoming 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!