Talking about the song with Impose, Rushfield says “The story behind ‘Hittin’ The Bricks’ is very similar to the story within the track. Music, lyrics, and the recording process all started in Las Vegas and were finished in NYC. Most of the album was recorded all over the US, with musicians in different cities. Many of them have never met.”
The song is taken from their new album Heartbreak Hotel Chelsea, which is out now. The 12-track LP was inspired by the time Rushfield lived at New York’s infamous Chelsea hotel. During his time there, he frequently interacted with the unofficial matriarch of the hotel, Stormé DeLarverie a performer and MC at the Apollo credited with throwing the first punch that launched the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
Rushfield recorded DeLarverie singing and speaking about her life weaving them throughout the narrative of the album. With DeLaverie’s resounding presence on the album, it makes for a strange, yet intriguing journey.
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