In Rob Sheffield’s book, Love Is A Mixtape, he writes about his love of Nirvana as the only band at the time that was singing about adult issues like marriage and getting older. As a thirty-year-old, I guess I find myself falling into that “aging music hipster” category, and it’s rare to find music that resonates with the challenges and experiences you face later as life goes on. “Different Now” by Chastity Belt is a wake-up call to life, about staying above our natural inclination to close up, to let go of the mental prisons we create for ourselves and just take life for what it is as it comes. Maybe you won’t connect with it in the same way I did, but today this was the perfect song for some quiet Sunday reflection.
Chastity Belt’s third album, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, drops on Hardly Art Records later this summer. Check out “It’s Different Now, You’re Old” on Spotify for a playlist inspired by this song.