You can listen to “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” by Lenny Kravitz here.
I don’t know why, but the romantic songs that I like the best are the songs about heartbreak, relationships that don’t work out or relationships that seemed destined to fail. One of my favourites is “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over”. I’ve always really liked the sentiment behind it, even if it didn’t really work out for Lenny Kravitz. I like the acknowledgement of problems but the recognition that they were still together despite everything they’d been through together. I think romance needs hope and optimism, otherwise it’s either doomed or cynical.
Lenny Kravitz seems like an odd man and wearing leather trousers is a red flag, but “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” is a gem. The opening drum roll gives it a dramatic introduction. The strings give it a kinda clichéd love song vibe but the guitar has a lazy strumming to it that gives the song a strut. The guitar solo has a floaty lost in space sound. Lenny Kravitz’s falsetto is pretty sweet but my favourite part is towards the end when he starts to lose his mind and give it socks.