Lenny Kravitz covers the latest issue of Ocean Drive magazine and dishes on recording his 10th album while working on Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games, his interior design career and the biggest compliment he ever received from one of music’s biggest legends.
On how Stevie Wonder gave him the biggest compliment of his interior design career: “He came in [Lenny’s Miami Home], took off his shoes, and as I was walking him to sit down, he said, ‘This space is so beautiful. Imagine that—it’s all based on feel and vibe.”
On being inspired by photographer/filmmaker/writer Gordon Parks: “He was the first African-American photographer to shoot for Vogue and Life. He directed Shaft, wrote symphonies, and a brilliant book called The Learning Tree. I thought, ‘That’s beautiful that this guy can express himself in many different ways and not be inside a box.’”
On recording his 10th album while shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: “There was this old-school ’70s studio in Atlanta that I wanted to visit. The next thing I knew, I was booking myself in there, filming the movie by day and making music by night.”