I’m working on writing a chord sheet for Switchfoot’s song “Living Is Simple.” One of the chords during the second post-chorus has the notes G#, B, D#, and E. On the guitar, it’s fingered x-6-6-4-0-0 (it could technically have the low E string fretted on the 4th fret, but that’s a difficult shape to form unless the thumb is used to fret that note). It’s basically a G#m with open instead of 4th-fret barred B and high E strings.
I’m confused as to what the name of this chord is. I’ve narrowed it down to G#m(add#5) or G#m(b6), but since I’m somewhat of a novice when it comes to music theory I don’t know which is correct. If it helps, I’m pretty sure the song is in the key of Emaj just based on the chords as well as Emaj feeling like the “home” chord (although it does include the chords Dmaj and F#maj a few times, so I’m not totally sure – again because I don’t know all that much about theory). Also, the chord is preceded by A(add2) (A, B, C#, and E, fingered 5-5-7-6-0-0 on the guitar) and followed by F#m(7/11) (F#, A, B, C#, and E, fingered x-4-4-2-0-0 on the guitar).
Can anyone help me properly name this chord? Thanks!