Alice Glass departed Crystal Castles back in 2014, but it has taken her the better section of a decade to eventually release her debut solo LP, PREY//IV. Having said that, the resulting album, which dropped in late January, reveals a new aspect of Glass, who has been public about her struggles with her previous bandmate.
“I consider just the liberty to create no matter what I want, the way I want, is what’s most inspiring to me,” Glass points out. “Freedom looks like a obstacle for most people today. It is for me way too from time to time. But when I compose, I’m extremely unhinged. I really should also say that being ready to converse extra about my private lifestyle in my tunes has served me mend. There was a aware energy to investigate my suffering in these music. In some cases it can be harmful to go that deep but, for the most portion, I think it’s served me.”
According to Glass, generating the record was a liberating experience, but it nonetheless came with its problems. Glass endured from long-term melancholy and nervousness though producing and recording the tracks. The musician—who notes that her recent single “Fair Recreation,” written from the viewpoint of an abuser, was one of the most personalized songs she’s made—had to really push herself to deliver PREY//IV to lifetime.
“I have intricate write-up-traumatic anxiety problem and finishing songs is actually hard for me mainly because they pull me so deeply into the depths of some extremely dark experiences,” Glass claims. “Putting it out into the void without end, you start out to sense like nothing at all looks worthy of anything at all at all any longer. It’s all ultimately pointless, but it keeps me alive and I hope that it aids some other youthful women of all ages and males who have long gone by similar experiences.”
Glass decided to launch the album via her possess label, Having Glass Information. It was another way for her to just take control of her vocation. “I really don’t want to have to entertain field individuals or suits who have no concept of authenticity, further than how they imagine they may possibly manipulate it for profit,” she claims. “I’m just about people today who never give a shit about what I’m doing and then just take all the money from it. The truth is: I’m not remaining paid adequately, and, in some scenarios, not at all for the music that I built in the previous. I still have no idea why. I consider all artists ought to own their very own operate.”
Likely ahead, Glass ideas to launch as substantially audio as attainable. And even though she hopes to continuing creating solo tracks, she also could drop some anonymous side assignments just for exciting. Just after so numerous many years of men and women building assumptions about her and her get the job done, Glass is all set to showcase a new side of herself, which she hopes will join with listeners.
“This new music has far more depth and is much more emotionally experienced than my tunes was in Crystal Castles,” she says. “My tunes now is more self-aware than my past new music but, at the exact time, it is nonetheless super insular. It is a environment I’m bringing individuals inside of. It is my entire world, but I also know that it is intensely relatable to a ton of other people. A ton of people require this.”