On November 8, indie alt-rock band Betcha released their new single, “5AM,” via CHABETTY Records. The single was written alongside artist Brian Phillips (COIN, WALK THE MOON, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me) and was accompanied by a music video which premiered two days after the release of the single.
According to the Nashville-based band, “5AM” is purportedly “one of [their] favorite things [they]’ve ever made,” and with an “kick-ass” music video directed and edited by Chase Denton, it is obvious why they hold this sentiment. The single is catchy, thrumming with a pulsing beat and semi-nihilistic lyrics, holding true to the spirit of defiant and despairingly vulnerable alt-rock. Lead vocalist Charlie Greene’s vocals are almost ethereal during the most gentle portions of the single, and crackling with raw verve during the peak. The instrumentals were powerful demonstrations of the band’s ability as well, with Ben Booth on the lead guitar, Taylor Dubray on the bass and keys, and Chase Wofford on the drums.
The four-man band first met and collaborated in Nashville, specifically in Belmont University, where they forged a bond that would become apparent in their music. They first came onto the indie music scene by calling themselves as Wilder, but they reintroduced themselves in 2018 as Betcha, which is an amalgamation of the first letters of each bandmate’s name (Ben, Taylor, Charlie, and Chase). Their most influential sources of inspiration are The 1975, Phoenix and Tame Impala.
Most recently, Betcha released their sophomore EP, Feels Like We’ve Been Here Before, which was written and produced alongside other artists such as JT Daly (PVRIS, Paper Route), Brian Phillips (Blink-182, Saint Motel), and Nick Bailey (The Aces, Hayley Kiyoko). The quartet will be embarking on a home tour next month, so check out tickets and locations on their website here.