Alice Glass has released her first solo project since abruptly and publicly parting ways from experimental Toronto band Crystal Castles last year. Just as Ethan Kath and Crystal Castles have moved on without her, one of the coolest women in music did not skip a beat with her triumphant release of “Stillbirth.” Glass’s latest project is a dark, industrial electronic track, with visceral lyrics that read like a diary entry gone wrong: “You need blood / I’ll starve you, too / Over-stuff the dead / Suffer lightning.” It’s compelling, raw, and an incredibly brave account about her experience trapped in an abusive relationship. With “Stillbirth” you can’t help but feel ignited with anger, but Glass’s recognizable, high-pitched wails turn a heart-breaking song into an enjoyable electro-punk track.
Glass also said that she’s written a follow up to “Stillbirth,” so be on the lookout for that sister song in the near future. In the meantime, you can read Glass’s personal statement on the song here and catch her looking bad-ass in Alexander Wang’s Fall 2015 goth campaign.