Since the early 2010s, Chastity Belt have worked tirelessly to make a name for themselves as one of the most memorable acts in the Pacific Northwest rock scene. On records like No Regerts and I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, the band have honed a spunky, yet playful formula.
Today, Chastity Belt announce their upcoming LP, Live Laugh Love, out March 29, their debut on Suicide Squeeze Records. The album’s first single, “Hollow,” highlights a dreamy side of the project’s sound. It pairs shoegaze-y chords and blunt vocals with a melancholy lead guitar line. The track came to life in the throes of the pandemic, and the lyrics pull from themes of stuckness and waiting. “Waiting for some sign / Wasting time / Breath in hollow air / Nothing’s there,” Julia Shapiro sings over a loose groove on the chorus. “Hollow” is accompanied by a video that pokes fun at influencer wellness culture, playing into the record’s cheeky title.