Lenny Kravitz has announced the release of his documentary Looking Back On Love which chronicles the making of the critically acclaimed album Black and White America. The film is available for purchase on iTunes here.
Twenty-two years after he exploded onto the music scene, Lenny Kravitz created the album he was born to make. This documentary, Looking Back On Love, follows the journey behind the making of Kravitz's 9th studio album, Black And White America. An in depth look at the sessions that initially started out as a three-month recording project, Looking Back On Love is a full-on rock and roll music production. Filmed by GRAMMY-Award nominee Mathieu Bitton, viewers will experience the Bahamian culture through a day-to-day look at Lenny's life, and watch the artist create and record the songs at his Bahamas home studio, Gregory Town Sound.
The film includes exclusive interviews spanning more than two years and showcases the artist discussing his creative process, his influences and the recording of the songs themselves. The spotlight is also on Lenny's recording techniques, showcasing his musical partner Craig Ross, New Orleans legend Trombone Shorty, and long time collaborators, George Laks, Harold Todd and Michael Hunter at work at Gregory Town Sound. The film also features in depth examination of the album's title song; Lenny's personal history about his upbringing in a mixed family, the 2008 election of President Obama and the message of love that Lenny has been preaching for over 20 years.
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. He has been a musical force since his debut with the now iconic album, Let Love Rule. Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist have resonated through nine studio albums into a timeless catalog. He has won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” category. Additionally, Kravitz has also been nominated for another six GRAMMY awards.
Having sold over 38 million albums worldwide, Lenny Kravitz’s musical success has afforded him many opportunities to fulfill his creative vision beyond the recording industry. The artist appeared in a supporting role in the critically-acclaimed film Precious, and the box office smash film The Hunger Games, as Cinna. He will reprise this role in the second film and also just wrapped shooting on Lee Daniel’s The Butler (Weinstein) alongside Jane Fonda, Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Kravitz can currently be found in the studio recording his next album.