Alice Glass finiquita su paso por Crystal Castles presentando Stillbirth, primera canción en solitario, preparada junto a Jupiter Keyes de HEALTH. Los beneficios del single irán destinados a luchar contra la violencia doméstica

Admitamos que no todos hemos asumido aún la marcha de Alice Glass de Crystal Castles –sobre todo por aquello que la misma parece haber sido lo suficientemente intensa como para tirar todos los puentes que permitan una futura vuelta, vista la batalla dialéctica que las dos partes han mantenido desde entonces- pero eso no quita que ni Ethan Kath ni la propia Alice puedan seguir con sus carreras en solitario, Ethan al mando aún de Crystal Castles y Alice explorando nuevas vías, por más que en su caso no haya confirmación de nuevo disco en solitario. Su primer tema al margen de Crystal Castles llega en formato solo con Stillbirth, primer single de esta nueva etapa sin sello, con un estreno llevado directamente en su página web y la colaboración en la producción (y composición) de Jupiter Keyes.

Ante el estreno de Stillbirth Glass ha confirmado además que todos los beneficios del single irán destinados a varias causas, como la violencia de género y los abusos domésticos. El anuncio llega acompañado de un comunicado en el que Glass explica las causas que han impulsado el propósito del destino benéfico de Stillbirth. Lo dejamos aquí:

    Coincidiendo con el anuncio de la publicación de este single la propia Alice Glass ha confirmado la naturaleza benéfica del lanzamiento. Según ha confirmado la exintegrante de Crystal Castles los beneficios de este single digital irán destinados a la lucha contra el maltrato doméstico, algo que ha aprovechado para contar su propia experiencia personal al respeto. Por su trascendencia, lo recuperamos íntegro en su versión original:
  • Years ago I began the process of trying to remove myself from an abusive relationship that started when I was a teenager. Over the course of that relationship I was systematically cut off from anyone and everyone that I could truly be close to. I was talked down to, yelled at, locked into rooms and criticized daily about my abilities, my weight, my looks, my intelligence and almost every move I made. When I couldn’t take it anymore and I wanted to end the relationship I was threatened, then I was told I was loved, and the cycle would begin again.
  • I want young women and young men to understand that this kind of treatment of others can happen where it might be least expected. Even in environments that thrive on creativity and open-mindedness, that advocate artistic and counter-culture ideals. Sometimes people will use these things to camouflage themselves so that their abuse might go unnoticed. So that you wouldn’t think to consider it could be happening right in front of you.
  • The clarity I’ve gained since getting out of that situation has opened up my life in a way that I didn’t imagine was possible. Although some of the pain and anger still lingers, my life finally feels as though it has value and meaning. I speak out now hoping that I can encourage other young women and young men to affirm their value within their relationships or get out. Abuse isn’t always obvious and it doesn’t have to involve black eyes, blood and broken bones. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging, and it is extremely difficult to remove yourself from.
  • Those that have known me throughout my career might be surprised that someone who publicly gave the impression of being fearless and seemed as though they didn’t take shit from anyone could find themselves being severely mistreated and manipulated by someone they were close to. This person nearly stripped me of myself.  And for years I felt as though they were waiting for my life to end.Stillbirth was written by myself and Jupiter Keyes in our basement. There is no label involved. It will be available through iTunes, Spotify, etc. beginning July 18. All proceeds for digital purchases of this song will benefit organizations (like the nonprofit RAINN) that help survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and incest. You can donate directly to them at or via the link on my website at