The star takes a break from all that romancing to release his first studio album in three years...

LENNY KRAVITZ is set to release a new studio album.

Released on May 17, ‘Baptism’ will showcase Kravitz‘s first new material since 2001’s ‘Lenny’.

For his seventh album, Kravitz dispensed with the use of collaborators and wrote, produced and arranged the album himself, as well as playing most of the instruments.

The album does, however, feature a guest appliance from Jay-Z, who is rumoured to be fitting in as many collaborations as possible before his planned retirement from music.

Kravitz will promote the album with a world tour, which kicks off at Holland’s PinkPop festival on May 31.