Low (Lenny Kravitz song)

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"Low"
Low LK.jpg
Single by Lenny Kravitz
from the album Raise Vibration
ReleasedMay 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length5:19
Label
Songwriter(s)Lenny Kravitz
Producer(s)Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz singles chronology
"It's Enough!"
(2018)
"Low"
(2018)
"5 More Days 'Til Summer"
(2018)
Music video
Lenny Kravitz – "Low" on YouTube

"Low" is a song by American singer Lenny Kravitz, from his 11th studio album Raise Vibration, featuring posthumous guest vocals from Michael Jackson. It was released as the album's second single on May 25, 2018.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The song explores the perils of his near-mythical sensuality with intonations alluding to his past intimate relationships.[3] For this track Kravitz took inspiration from Michael Jackson with whom he produced song "(I Can't Make It) Another Day" in 1999, which was later included in Jackson's first posthumous album Michael.[4] "Low" also contains some vocal parts by Jackson. Kravitz explains that "A lot of people say: Oh, you’re going with that Michael Jackson impersonation. No, that’s him."[5]

Video[edit]

The video was released on 5 June 2018 on the singer's YouTube channel. The video features images of Kravitz's family, dating back to the 1960s. On 11 July the second video was released, directed by French director and photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, where Kravitz sings on a rotating platform and is later joined by a girl playing the drums and singing the song.

Reception[edit]

"Low" became Kravitz's first song to peak #1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs, thanks to several remixes by David Guetta, Tom Stephan, and Junior Black.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 6
Croatia Airplay (HRT)[8] 34
France (SNEP)[9] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[10] 61
Iceland (RÚV)[11] 7
Italy (FIMI)[12] 53
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 99
Slovenia (SloTop50)[14] 38
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 69
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[16] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Position
Belgium (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, Ryan. "Lenny Kravitz Exudes Sexuality on New Song, 'Low'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  2. ^ "Lenny Kravitz on 30 years in music: 'I did whatever I had to do to survive' | Music". The Guardian. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  3. ^ Kugel, Allison (June 6, 2018). "Lenny Kravitz on race, god and spreading love through music". The Spectrum. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Listen to Michael Jackson supply vocals on Lenny Kravitz's new single "Low"". AFROPUNK. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Yes, That's Michael Jackson On The New Lenny Kravitz Song". 101.9 Kink. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lenny Kravitz – Low" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lenny Kravitz – Low" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 100". HRT. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 37, 2018)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lenny Kravitz – Low". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Topplistinn 21. Juli 2018". RÚV. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 31" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lenny Kravitz – Low". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Lenny Kravitz Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2018". Ultratop. Retrieved December 21, 2018.

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