For the next two days, Lenny Kravitz is giving away his new tune “Rock Star City Life” for free. The uptempo rocker, which you can stream above or download via the widget below, was the last song to come out of the recording sessions for his album Black and White America (due August 30th).
Kravitz cut “Rock Star City Life” after nearly two years working on and off at his home studio in the Bahamas. “The process was longer than any other time I’ve made an album,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I definitely prolonged it. There were points where I said, ‘The album’s done.’ Then I’d go to Europe and be playing it in the car, and I’m like, ‘No, I hear more stuff.’ It’s the first time that I’ve gone this far in shaping, reshaping, shaping, reshaping, shaping, reshaping. And the result is that I’m actually 100 percent satisfied with every millisecond of the album.”
Adds Kravitz: “‘Rock Star City Life’ was the last song, and I just knew [the album] was done. It was time.”