Chastity Premieres New Video For Happy Face

Photo By Jesse Herzog

The song appears on Suffer Summer, out now on Deathwish Inc. (+ Dine Alone in Canada).

Brandon Williams makes resonant songs that capture isolation and resilience. As the songwriter behind Chastity, the Whitby, Ontario musician has made three unrelentingly perceptive albums culminating in the cathartic new Suffer Summer.  Released in January on Deathwish Inc. / Dine Alone Records, Suffer Summer is both a validation and comfort that while the world might be irrevocably damaged, you’re not alone. 

Today, Chastity embarks on a string of Canadian tour dates that will continue off and on through June (with stops in the UK as well— dates listed below).  Additionally, the artist has shared a music video for the album’s soaring, monumental single “Happy Face.”  Of the song and video, Williams comments: “This is the most nonfiction Chastity song—it’s about my friend Andrew who died in a Salvation Army shelter in London [Ontario], meters away from where we record everything. He was the first outsider I ever met.” He continues, “I was such a Quiksilver-wearing elementary-school kid, and he was older and was like, ‘Have you seen this Zero skate video called ‘Dying to Live?’ Neil Young was on that soundtrack, Slayer was on there, Nirvana— it was an insane soundtrack. He showed me that and The Misfits, and it really opened my world. After I met him, I grew my hair long, and it was, like, on for me. Andrew was a path changer for me, so learning about him dying was a fucking brutal heart-sinker.”

Revisit Suffer Summer previous singles “Pummeling” here, “Dying to Live” here, “Somersault” here, “Vicious Circle” (feat. City & Colour) here and “When You Go Home I Withdrawal” (a collaboration with songwriter Stefan Babcock [PUP]) here.

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