NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. rocker Lenny Kravitz, who is to release a new album next month, is disappointed with the modern music industry compared to several decades ago.
The 43-year-old singer said that while musical greats were commonplace in the music industry during the 1960s and '70s, they are virtually absent in today's industry, thanks in part to technology, the New York Post reported Sunday.
"Do I believe music was better in the '60s and '70s? Of course I do. I could easily name off the top of my head, 100 geniuses -- musicians, bands, players -- (from that time). Easily," Kravitz told the newspaper. "I grew up learning from amazing musicians from all genres. Today, I can't do that. It's not about that anymore."
When asked if such troubling beliefs were the motivation behind the title of his new album, "It Is Time for a Love Revolution," the instrumentalist said the title came from a need for change in today's society.
"It's time for a movement, and that movement starts in ourselves -- loving ourselves, learning to love those around us and building a world from there," said Kravitz, whose new album will be released Feb. 5.