97 Words: “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz

Vincent Anthony
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This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list here.

Few things evoke freedom better than flight; whether literal or metaphorical, to fly is to be free. Lenny Kravitz ascended to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1998 with his hit single, “Fly Away,” but really should’ve been a summer single. This funky rock-n-roll ode to escapism is the perfect anthem for flying out of the country, or even just flying down the highway. Kravitz’s unmistakable voice soars atop electric guitar riffs and a groovy bassline, all combining to exude the essence of freedom. Spin “Fly Away,” and you’ll end up booking that summer trip you’ve been debating.

Watch the music video below, stream “Fly Away” or grab Lenny Kravitz’s “Greatest Hits” on vinyl

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.