Let Love Rule

Album: Let Love Rule (1989)
Charted: 39 89
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  • Lenny Kravitz in a 1998 interview with Tracey Pepper: "When I did 'Let Love Rule,' everyone said what a naive piece of s--t it was. Journalists would ask, 'Don't you feel funny singing about that?' and I was like, If I were sitting here singing about the devil and raping children, then it'd be okay? God forbid you sing about love. It's a lost concept."
  • This song is Kravitz' credo. "Love has to be the final outcome of every situation," he said.
  • This was the title track from Lenny Kravitz' debut album on which he provided almost all of the instrumental and vocal material himself. However when it was released many critics condemned him for being an out of date throwback to late '60s psychedelic rock.
  • Lenny Kravitz's then-wife Lisa Bonet directed and appeared in the music video for this song.
  • The singer was persuaded by his style-star daughter Zoe Kravitz to develop a new line of shoes for Tom's. Amongst his designs, which debuted in 2012 were footware printed with lyrics from this song.
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  • Mike from Lake Hopatcong, NjThis song is always Lenny's answer when asked, "If God asked you to play a song for him, what one would it be?"
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