Alice Glass Releases “Stillbirth,” Opens Up About Abusive Relationship
“I was talked down to, yelled at, locked into rooms and criticized daily.”
Former Crystal Castles' frontwoman Alice Glass shared a new song today titled "Stillbirth." The track bombards the listener with repeated volleys of scuzzy distortion. Behind the abrasive walls of sound, Glass sings about "waiting for you to die."
The tune was accompanied by a statement from the singer about "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," she writes. "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."
She continues, "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."
Glass also announced that, "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 https://donate.rainn.org or via the link on my website at http://www.alice-glass.com/."
Listen to "Stillbirth" below, and read Glass's full statement here. There's more good news for fans of the singer: "There is a sister song to 'Stillbirth' that I hope to release soon, she is a lullaby and she can’t wait to meet you."