Crystal Castles fans woke up to some sad news this morning. As previously reported by Billboard, singer Alice Glass, who was one-half of the Toronto electronic music duo with Ethan Kath, announced in a series of tweets, that she is departing from the act after a decade together:
I am leaving Crystal Castles.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
She offered no specific causes about for the split but hinted at the next chapter in her life as a solo artist:
For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) October 8, 2014
During their 10 years, Crystal Castles released three studio albums, the last one being (III) from 2012. We've followed the pair over the years, from the "Crimewave" track with HEATER, which we named one of the best singles of 2008, through a controversy surrounding a scheduled appearance in Dallas from 2009, and to their collaboration with The Cure's Robert Smith. Below is "Wrath of God," a track from what is now the act's swansong album (III).