Photo by Alex Bershaw
NYC's Lorne Behrman is formerly of The Dimestore Haloes, L.E.S. Stitches, The Dead Tricks, and The Sweet Things. He's recently released his debut solo single, "When I Hit the Floor." This new track is just pure rock 'n' roll. It's a clean sounding rock song that could have been huge in the 1980's. The speak-singing lyrics are reminiscent of Tom Petty, and musically it's not too far off from classic Heartbreakers. The song may be a smoother rock song, but you can still hear plenty of grit they didn't quite clean up.
Lorne Behrman tells the story behind the new song:
“'When I Hit The Floor' is about substance abuse; it’s about hitting bottom. Consequences come and go, and you stop caring. You scare people away or alienate them by your actions. They worry about you, but then let go. All these feelings closed in on me when I was in my daughter’s room during the time of writing the song.
"Before I got sober, every night I would go to bed I would pray to God to take my life. I didn’t want to wake up. I hoped everything I ingested would take me away. I remember one time my daughter said something about me dying; she said “you would never see me again.” That is etched in my mind, and is one of the lyrics in the song. It took a minute to clean up, but on November 30th 2019 I became sober. The chorus in this song is about the faith you find when you fall down the stairs and you’re still alive. It’s sad but triumphant—you come to the edge of the cliff but you don’t jump. Instead, you change the course of your life."
You can watch the video for "When I Hit the Floor" below. When I Hit the Floor is due out October 15 on Spaghetty Town Records. For more on Lorne Behrman, check out the artist's website.
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