Lorne Behrman’s “A Little Midnight” Is A Punk Lullabye

[Cover photo credit to Katherine Ward]

NYC-based Punk singer-songwriter Lorne Behrman released the four-song EP When I Hit The Floor in 2021, and has now shared a video for A Little Midnight.” It’s the first single from his debut album of the same name, which will be available September 16 on Spaghetty Town Records. The video was directed by David J Barron.

Behrman comments on the 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.

My decision to release it first was that I feel like it set the tone for the album which is hope. It’s a personal and candid album about my life, but there is an optimism and warmth there, even in the sadness and aggressive parts of the music. There’s always, always hope in my music. Always.

A Little Midnight will be a 10-song collection featuring a series of “New York City vignettes haunted by shadows but guided by light”.

Lorne comments:

This album is about struggling to be reborn. Wanting to run back to the arms of toxic people or the patterns of self-destruction. It’s about clawing your way to a new existence while acknowledging all the causalities, and all you’re letting go. You glimpse a new life, but you don’t feel it yet.

The album’s raw but polished Production aesthetic is courtesy of Producer Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa, Spacehog) and it was mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe Lambert. Wyldlife bassist Spencer Alexander designed the album artwork, which is a homage to the cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes.

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