30 years ago, Lenny Kravitz‘ first brush with widespread recognition was the fearlessly defiant single “Mr. Cab Driver,” which documented his experience with being passed up by some 20 taxis as he tried to get to a studio in Hoboken where he was recording.
In 2019, he remains a global superstar, with about 40 million in record sales to his credit. But the fight goes on, with white supremacist ideology worryingly on the rise in America – so Lenny is back on the battlefield, with the poignant new single “Here to Love.” Only this time, he’s got the UN Human Rights Office in his corner as he once again speaks out against racist hatred, three decades later.
And with its stirring lyrical message of, “We must all unite, for we are one creation / We must join the fight, together we are strong / We must do what’s right in every situation / Love each other’s lives as you would do your own,” the viscerally affective track is an unflinching clarion call for tolerance, at a time when it is so urgently needed. He also directed the accompanying video – a powerful reminder that we are, indeed, all the same in the end.
Looking ahead, Lenny will play Sparks Arena in Auckland on March 31 in 2020, before a 21 date summer European tour – in continued support of his critically acclaimed 2018 album Raise Vibration – takes him from Berlin to Paris to Amsterdam and beyond.