mp3: "5am" - Chastity Belt

photo: Conner Lyons 

photo: Conner Lyons 

We've all had that moment where we awaken before the sun or maybe just never fell asleep, and instead we toss and turn, ruminating on everything we want to change, all the things that are wrong, the moments we want to erase, the panic that keeps us awake. It's uncomfortable, and scary, knowing our mind can control so much. And Chastity Belt puts that discomfort to song in single "5am." It's the latest single from the band's upcoming June 2nd release I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. Much like those nights of anxiety and fear, the song begins innocently enough, but the lyrics soon set the stage - "It's 5 a.m. and I'm full of hate." The weight of the early morning and the "immediate urge to get everything all straight," soon becomes apparent, the song rapidly unfurling - the rage and unease leading to one hell of a conclusion. "5am" puts insomnia riddled nights of anger and uncertainty to song and it's what you can reach for the next time you catch yourself counting down the hours until the alarm goes off.