Ocean Drive magazine enlisted the multi-talented Lenny Kravitz for their latest issue. For the annual “Men’s Issue,” Kravitz discusses having to balance filming for his reprise role in the science-fiction adventure flick The Hunger Games all while working on his forthcoming album.
On Making New Music While Filming:
There was this old-school ‘70s studio in Atlanta that I wanted to visit. The next thing I knew, I was booking myself in there, filming the movie by day and making music by night.
On His Upcoming Album:
When I make my music, I write it, I produce it, I play the instruments – it’s my expression 100 percent. What I love about making films is that it’s completely not about me; it’s about a director’s vision, it’s about the character, and I’m there to serve. The music was a reaction of doing that all day. Something was brewing inside of me, so it had to come out. At night it would just be, Okay, now I am back to being me, and directing myself – and doing what it is that I do.
The 49-year-old (yes, he’s also drinking from the fountain of youth) dished on the influences on his unique style and his design company, Kravitz Design.
On What Cultivated his Style:
I was around people like Miles Davis, who at the time had moved from his suit look to being really funky, wearing all these great leather, suede, and denim outfits, big glasses, and ethnic jewelry. A lot of my parents’ friends were poets, writers, actors, and directors, and this was the very early ‘70s in New York City, so people were very colorful. And their apartments were very expressive, and I was just drawn to that.
On his design company:
It wasn’t about, ‘Well I’m Lenny Kravitz, and I am going to use my star power to bully my way into some other field…’ It was about actually designing, creating, and learning.
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