Maybe he heard Esthero’s last album. Or he had another Lisa Bonet-like romance. But, I’ll be damned – Lenny Kravitz music matters again. We know Baptism just wasn’t very righteous, pretty much a career low. But It’s Time For A Love Revolution, his eighth LP, easily ranks among his highest achievements. Granted, Good Morning marches to the same thump as Let Love Rule, and This Moment Is All There Is may seem vaguely familiar, as do a few others.
But Kravitz knows what he excels at and doesn’t let simplicity weaken the intensity of his focus here, which is raw positivity channelled through 70s-era rock. It’s intriguing how he channels James Brown for the funk throwdown Will You Marry Me, and A Long And Sad Goodbye is a beautiful tribute to his deceased father.