Lenny Kravitz has called his ninth album, Black and White America, his funk rock pet-project. And from the sound of its latest single, he was on the ball with that description. Although, he probably should have thrown “late 1970s/early 1980s goofball” in there, too, because that’s all we’re hearing on “Sunflower.” That quality only gets ramped up when Drake briefly raps toward the end, which is admittedly more awkward than anything else and the only reason this track jumped on our radar. His appearance, which is an obvious grasp for radio play, just sounds more and more out of place every time you hear it. Nice try, though.
You can stream the track below. Black and White America drops Aug. 30.