Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found amongst the pent up suburban blue-collar. Living in Whitby Ontario, Brandon Williams creates music in a space of urgency, melody and chaos – an artifact of youth culture that bridges isolation and collectivity. Chastity is a protean temperament in punk, in recent history sharing the stage with Priests and Fucked Up, the project carries in the ethic of solidarity, antagonistic to the status quo.
The FADER premiered the EP’s title track writing “On “Chains,” the new song from Chastity, Brandon Williams returns his project to its noise-punk roots. The Whitby, Ontario artist was bespoke and sludge-y on January’s Peroxide 7″, but on the title track from his upcoming EP, he’s all snarls and curved riffs that are adjacent to Chastity’s recent tour mates Metz.”
Chains is a brief but loaded EP that takes the bull by the horns. Each track is crafted with the very mindfulness Williams finds so essential. It’s a level of creative intent that has defined Chastity since the project’s inception, but is perhaps most palpable to date on Chains – a progression in intensity resulting more from a rapidly changing world than the artist themself. Williams explains, “when I’m drawn to write I’m either sad or I am pissed. The world has changed since writing my last release, and both the sad and pissed feelings have since increased.“