#ThrowbackThursday: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Fly Away’


   

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Lenny Kravitz is well-known for his retro vibes and fusion of various genres, from rock to reggae, folk to funk and soul to psychedelic.

Back in 1998, Kravitz released ‘Fly Away’, one of his most successful singles to date, reaching Number 1 in the UK Charts.

The song was in fact the fourth single to be taken from his fifth album, 5, and due to the huge success of it, not only boosted sales of the album but also earned him a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best Male Rock Performance.

The track is incredibly catchy with its funk bass line and gritty vocals – it’s no wonder it rocketed to the top of the charts.

The music video was directed by Paul Hunter (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and more) and features Kravitz and his band performing in a club, surrounded by a crowd, dancing and getting frisky. It’s a very iconic video for the artist and shows a real passion in his performance…something he definitely pours into his live shows!

What are your thoughts of this wonderfully unique artist? Did you love this track first time around? Do you still love it now? What’s your favourite Lenny Kravitz track? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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‘Fly Away’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fly-away/723338099?i=723338326


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#FeelGoodFriday: The 1975 – ‘The Sound’


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It’s pretty clear by now that I love The 1975! They’re just immensely cool and since the announcement of their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, they have been releasing a whole string of hit singles.

‘The Sound’ is the most recent release from the album and damn it’s awesome! It’s got everything you could want in a #FeelGoodFriday song; electro-pop synths and funky guitar hooks – just about everything that makes the trademark The 1975 sound.

The music video is incredible too – it pokes fun at the industry and they’ve done rather special and unique with it! They’ve taken just about every bad review they’ve ever received and put them, as quotes, into the video, making the best of them; showing they just don’t give a damn and that they’ve clearly come out on top!

They are The 1975 – f**king ace!

What do you think of the The 1975? Do you love this newest single? Have you got a #FeelGoodFriday track for us? Please comment below and share the link to this post on your social media accounts.

Much love and happy weekend ahead!

Matt – Muzik Speaks
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‘The Sound’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-sound/id1062701750?i=1062702501