ALICE GLASS (Ex-Crystal Castles) Shares Emotional First Solo Track…

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Former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass has shared her first solo cut ‘Stillbirth‘ since leaving the band – a giant electro wall of sound soundtracks her painful story of being abused as a teenager (see further on) – all proceedings from digital sales will be donated to domestic abuse charity RAINN

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Glass was a victim herself as she explains in a press release: “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.”

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