A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Lenny Kravitz has a lot of positive things to say about love, life, and being true and good to yourself. There is some mention of drugs, but in reference to the evil of addiction and disregarding the frivolous things in life for what's really important. The rocker isn't afraid to talk about faith in his songs; two tracks mention God and Jesus.
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What's the story?
If you're a Lenny Kravitz fan, then you won't be disappointed with his eighth album release, IT IS TIME FOR A LOVE REVOLUTION. It is time, baby, yes it is, and Lenny delivers, with his usual classic mix of funked-up rock and slow soul full of grinding guitar riffs, funky drum beats, and unique vocals.
Is it any good?
Lenny Kravitz's album kicks off with a "Get on the Bus" tour -- and no doubt he'll have fans waiting in line with this release. It is Time for a Love Revolution is classic Lenny Kravitz singing and preaching about love from all sides. His famous retro-rocker style is still working for him, and shows itself on songs like "Bring It On" (which has a Led Zeppelin ring to it), "Good Morning" (which is reminiscent of late Beatles), and "Will You Marry Me" (a '70s funk-groove track that echoes the late, great James Brown). "I'll Be Waiting" is sweet Lenny like we love him, slowing it down with a piano crying, "as long as I'm livin'/I'll be waiting/I'm the one who really loves ya baby." Yes, we still love you Lenny -- a true rocker who's not afraid to let love rule.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the fact that Lenny Kravitz is so open about his faith and belief in God and Jesus on this album. Is this surprising coming from a rock artist? Does it make his music more or less appealing? Do you think other artists should be more open about their own beliefs in their music?