Lenny Kravitz’s 2011 album Black and White America was the rocker’s most personal, introspective album to date. The new documentary Looking Back on Love, out today, follows the recording process of Black and White America in the Bahamas and features extensive interviews with the singer-songwriter about his family and personal life.
“For me, it’s about my life. It’s about what I grew up in, what I know, what I feel comfortable in, the juxtaposition between the two,” he says of the album’s title in this exclusive clip. “It’s also where we are today.” Kravitz also reflects on the parallels between him and President Barack Obama. “This is my experience, and this is where America is right now, on the brink of, ‘Is this happening? Is this not happening?'” he says. “This is really what’s happening right now.” Adding onto this, Kravitz sifts through memories of his parents, Sy Kravitz and The Jeffersons actress Roxie Roker. “They went through a lot to be together.”
Looking Back on Love is available on iTunes.