Chastity Toys With Dopamine, Serotonin, & Death In “Heaven Hell Anywhere Else”

Burning bodies & emotions

Photo: Jesse Herzog

Chastity, the solo project of Canadian artist Brandon Williams, has unveiled another darkly gorgeous video “Heaven Hell Anywhere Else” where he tells us a story of youth and dead cops. The video builds on the police brutality theme of his previous one, “Children,” which was based on a true event in Williams where an off-duty cop left a young black man blind. Watch below:

“‘Heaven Hell Anywere Else’ is the most death-dreaming song on the record. I’ve been reading about how chemical our pleasure and happiness is. The feeling of pleasure just being dopamine, happiness serotonin. ‘Who laced my days with pain?’ I’m talking about imbalance of these things and feeling caught on the other side as though a God, someone or something, may be culpable. But, maybe it’s just these chemicals that hold that massive power over us, ‘serotonin don’t let me go’. The video is just about dead cops, burning their bodies in a church and going to the town fair with some friends.” shared Brandon.

The track is from Chastity’s upcoming album Death Lust, which will be out on July 13 via Captured Tracks. He will be supporting Barcelona’s post-punk act MOURN and start touring with them in July. See him in person:

7/18 – Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

7/19 – DC9 (Washington, DC, USA)

7/20 – The Pinhook (Durham, NC, USA)

7/21 – The Masquerade Hell Stage (Atlanta, GA, USA)

7/23 – Gasa Gasa (New Orleans, LA, USA)

7/24 – Barracuda (Austin, TX, USA)

7/26 – Valley Bar (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

7/27 – Constellation Room (Santa Ana, CA, USA)

7/28 – Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

7/29 – Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA, USA)

7/31 – Barboza (Seattle, WA, USA)

8/1 – Bunk Bar (Portland, OR, USA)

8/2 – Neurolux (Boise, ID, USA)

8/3 – Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

8/4 – Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO, USA)

8/6 – 7th St. Entry (Minneapolis, MN, USA)

8/7 – The Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL, USA)

8/8 – Beachland Tavern (Cleveland, OH, USA)

8/10 – Bar Le Ritz PDB (Montreal, QC, Canada)

8/11 – Great Scott (Allston, MA, USA)

8/18 – Camp Wavelength Festival (Toronto, ON, Canada)