Lenny Kravitz has always been about peace and love ever since his 1989 debut, Let Love Rule. Nearly 30 years later, the "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" singer is still about the peace and love, though he seems to be taking on a more active stance with his newest single and video "It's Enough."
The song is a fiery protest anthem aimed at the ills plaguing the world. This message is found in the song, which features him tapping into his soulful side with a sound and message similar to that of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues." The protest anthem finds him speaking out about police brutality, war and environmental neglect with poetic lyrics. During the brief spoken word bridge, he even directly asks the audience a direct question: "When will the desire for love outweigh the desire for power? When will we face the truth? / And allow our hearts to flower." Meanwhile, he allows the chant-worthy chorus to express the frustration of the people, repeatedly saying "It's enough."
For the video, Lenny doesn't give us a lot of gratuitous shots of himself. In fact, he doesn't appear in the clip at all. Instead, the clip is a compilation of protests, wars, environmental abuse and recorded acts of terrorism. Removing himself from the mix allows for the message to be seen and heard loud and clear as he calls for us to search within ourselves for the answers.
In a statement released alongside the new song and video, Lenny said, "People are standing up. I’ve had enough of racism. I've had enough of war. I’ve had enough of the destruction of the environment and the greed and dishonesty of world leaders. We've got to get back on track toward moving forward through higher understanding."
"It's Enough" is the first single from his upcoming album Raise Vibration, which is set for release on September 7th and is available for pre-order now. Check out the single's stream and video below.