I found myself in a Kravitz craving this week so this really falls like a natural break today! I loved his music since forever, his way of insinuating that guitar under your skin and rock those dread locks of his early days.
Thanking you for this wonderful week, for your beautiful comments, I hope you have the most amazing weekend yet! (and thanks to Ellington for reminding me: Happy Thanksgiving! for those celebrating) Enjoy Lenny Kravitz If You Can’t Say No! (more after the jump!)
This must be my blue week of the year! Just look at the songs I’ve put together for this Friday Break! Still, I think Lenny was greater back in the days! Back when he was rocking his Rasta looks. Come to think of it: his redundant love, faith themes, spiced with models – stuffed videos make me think Lenny too is stuck back in the days.
Yes he’s upbeat and he’s got that rocker style, we could even work him up for the Men of Style column. But there’s something about Lenny that just doesn’t feel right. Or maybe I’m just having issues with the entertainment industry… Nevertheless, the man makes some beautiful music!
Getting back to “If You Can’t Say No”: I believe you recognized Milla Jovovich playing Lenny’s glamorous, glitzy, futuristic girlfriend. Even if it all reminds me of the first Resident Evil movie, I try to get my mind off gloomy things and computer games and concentrate on soul and rock’n’roll. If You can’t Say No was included on Lenny’s 1998 album “5” and it won an award for Best Art Direction. Even though this song is more on the trip side of pop, Lenny remained true to his sound and he still represents as a rock artist. Here comes another good ol’ Lenny with “Can’t get you off my mind” and right after, a James Brown-ish Lenny doing his thing with Diddy and Pharell in “Show me your soul”!