In June, Lenny Kravitz told Billboard that both Jay-Z and Drake would appear on his forthcoming Black and White America, noting that the latter rapper agreed “before he had even heard the track.” Well, Kravitz has just released “Sunflower,” the song in question, and now we’re wondering what Drake’s reaction was upon actually hearing it. Maybe it went something like: Wait, Lenny, are you serious? “Sunflower,” a breezy R&B track with random horn bursts and a disco backing that borrows the whistles from “Bad Girls,” is not exactly what you expect when you sign up to do a Lenny Kravitz album. It sounds more like a cover of Seal’s “Crazy,” but with new words about happiness and loving your lady. Drake does his duty, throwing in a quick verse about his usual girl troubles, and the result is more fun than Kravitz’s Jay-Z collaboration, “Boongie Drop,” if just for the weirdness. Still: Vulture urges Lenny to keep plugging away at those Hunger Games books; his unexpected acting career might be an easier sell than unexpected rap tracks.
New Music: Lenny Kravitz F/Drake - “Sunflower” [Rap-Up]