Chastity is back with another standalone single / Suffer Summer album outtake “Nightmare,” which follows last year’s single drop “Halfway.”
Brandon Williams makes resonant punk 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 Suffer Summer LP released on Deathwish Inc. / Dine Alone Records.
That LP capped off an album trilogy that showcased both Williams’ emotional range as a lyricist but also his boundless love of outsider music. His 2018 debut Death Lust pulled from Unwound and The Smashing Pumpkins as he grappled with mortality while 2019’s Home Made Satan dealt in world-weary anxiety and Hum-like atmospherics. But Suffer Summer is a meditation on happiness, channeled through powerhouse riffs and undeniably potent choruses, sung with Mineral and Jimmy Eat World worn on his sleeve. It’s an album that shows how healing and staying content is hard but necessary work.