Lenny Kravitz appeared on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Thursday night to promote his new album Raise Vibration, and wowed the CBS audience with his current single "Low." Play the video above to watch Kravitz's spellbinding performance.
Kravitz released "Low" as a single in May, along with a very cool, scaled-back music video. The song climbed all the way to number two on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart, while mixing elements of rock, funk, and even disco. It's exactly the kind of funky tune that audiences expect to hear from Lenny Kravitz, and his live performance made the song feel even more intriguing.
In addition to his musical performance, Kravitz also sat down with "Late Late Show" host Corden for an interview, in which he talked about not exactly getting his complete education while attending Beverly Hills High School because he was too focused on his music, and revealed which other rock and roll superstar he went to high school with. Fans can watch Kravitz's interview here.
"Low" is the second single from Raise Vibration, Kravitz's eleventh album and first record in four years. Since its release in September, it's been a modest hit for the Grammy Award winner, reaching number 43 on the Billboard 200. The record has done better overseas, though, coming in 19th on the United Kingdom's UK Albums Chart, and being within the top three on the Hitparade chart in Switzerland.
But between the groove of "Low," the nostalgic look back at rock history with "Johnny Cash" (based on Kravitz' memory of meeting the legendary singer) and the angry vibe of "It's Enough!", the record is Kravitz leaping out of his comfort zone. He's trying new messages and new ways of telling a story, yet is still bringing the same soulful and slightly mischievous sound that made him a star.
But for those not in Europe, Kravitz has already started work on the follow-up to Raise Vibration, so fans may see him back on "The Late Late Show" sooner rather than later.
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