Lenny Kravitz Mum on Nicole Kidman Engagement Rumors
NEW YORK – Lenny Kravitz's upcoming album is titled, "It Is Time for a Love Revolution," with songs including "Love Love Love" and "Will You Marry Me." But anyone expecting a confessional on his romantic life may be disappointed.
While saying his songs are "always personal," Kravitz said the album focuses on many aspects of love, and not just romantic love.
"There are spiritual love songs, and social love songs, political, sad, happy and everything in between — it's about a lot of things," the 43-year-old rocker said of the album, due out in February.
"I really do believe in the power in love, and I believe in God's power, and I believe in our ability to learn to deal with each other. And those are the things that I think about."
Kravitz has had plenty of time for contemplation recently. He's been relaxing in Brazil since performing at the "Live Earth" concert in July.
"I'm not in Rio — I'm in the mountains with parrots and monkeys and waterfalls. It's really about looking inward. You become very introspective here, you have the atmosphere in which to hear yourself," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I think that as I've grown, I've become more comfortable with myself. ... What I have to do is be myself, and grow, that's what I want to do."
Kravitz said that kind of growth is necessary to improve the state of the world, which he called "very sad."
"It begins with ourselves, in our homes, in our own environments, if we can start with that, we can carry it outward," he said.
While Kravitz may be focused on the world, tabloids have been zeroing in on his love life. Earlier this month, former girlfriend Nicole Kidman told Vanity Fair that she was engaged briefly before marrying Keith Urban, but refused to name her fiance.
When asked whether he was the mystery man, Kravitz replied: "I keep that to myself. I feel like that is private and it's between the two of us, so I just leave it there."
However, Kravitz was willing to discuss another woman in his life — 18-year-old daughter Zoe: "Watching my daughter grow up is the highlight of everything."
The budding actress has appeared in two movies this year, including Jodie Foster's "The Brave One."
"She's a great human being and she knows what she wants to do with her life," he said. "She's doing it in a very classy way — I'm very proud of her."
Kravitz said he isn't concerned about how his daughter will adapt to the spotlight.
"I don't rule her life. I was put here to teach her what I know, and that's what parents should do, and I feel like she has good knowledge to make good choices," he said. "You don't have to be in the spotlight to have problems ... it's really about how you handle it."