Photo by Katherine Ward
The latest single from New York City's Lorne Behrman is a perfect slice of dirty rock and roll and power pop. "A Little Midnight" has all the grit of classic garage rock and punk. It's this perfect mixture of New York Dolls and The Damned and just has all of that New York street grit that you want in that kind of sound. But "A Little Midnight" is also a killer power pop song along the lines of Cheap Trick. It's filled with killer pop hooks and that big huge sound you want from 70's power pop. Behrman's song doesn't sound like a pure throwback, and it certainly doesn't sound like 2022. It's hanging out in its own era.
Lorne Behrman says of the inspiration for his new single:
"It came down to me having a bad day where a lot of normal but challenging life things were stacking up. I was nervous about paying bills. I had taken my cat to the vet, it looked like she was really sick, and I was waiting on results. And someone in my family was struggling with some serious mental health issues. I felt overwhelmed. When I feel that way, I want to escape from it all. But I couldn’t—it’s real life; it’s being an adult. I was so worried and I sat on the couch and picked up my guitar and sang and played that opening line, 'I don’t want to run away again/my problems like feathers in the wind.' It gave me a lot of comfort—like a punk rock n’ roll lullaby to ease my fears. A lot of times the problems we have in life seem more manageable on the other side of the day. Like hang on for a bit, the strength and wisdom to deal with your problems will come."
You can watch the video for "A Little Midnight" below. A Little Midnight, the album, is due out September 16 on Spaghetty Town Records. For more on Lorne Behrman, check out the artist's website.