Alice Glass debut’s first solo track, ‘Stillborn’

The mesmerizingly mysterious mind of, Alice Glass, has finally been delved into and opened in the most enchantingly captivating way possible, due to the release of her debut solo single, ‘Stillbirth’.

Written by Glass herself alongside Jupiter Keys in their basement, ‘Stillbirth’ is a bright spark of hope for Glass’ future career, as well as an acting insight into the troubled life the former Crystal Castles member has tragically had to deal with behind closed doors.

In a statement released alongside ‘Stillbirth’ (which can be read in-full below), Glass has revealed that all proceeds created from ‘Stillbirth’, which is released tomorrow (Saturday 18th July) will go to domestic abuse charities. “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.”

At the end of the statement, Glass has also hinted at a follow-up single to ‘Stillbirth’, saying ” 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”

You can read the full statement by Alice Glass, which accompanies the release of ‘Stillbirth’ below the track.

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.

The clarity I’ve gained since getting out of that situation has opened up my life in a way that I didn’t imagine was possible. Although some of the pain and anger still lingers, my life finally feels as though it has value and meaning. I speak out now hoping that I can encourage other young women and young men to affirm their value within their relationships or get out. Abuse isn’t always obvious and it doesn’t have to involve black eyes, blood and broken bones. Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as damaging, and it is extremely difficult to remove yourself from.

Those that have known me throughout my career might be surprised that someone who publicly gave the impression of being fearless and seemed as though they didn’t take shit from anyone could find themselves being severely mistreated and manipulated by someone they were close to. This person nearly stripped me of myself. And for years I felt as though they were waiting for my life to end.

Stillbirth was written by myself and Jupiter Keyes in our basement. There is no label involved. It will be available through iTunes, Spotify, etc. beginning July 18. 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/

Ella Scott
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Ella Scott

Ella Scott

Gigslutz Editor, token Geordie and Blur fangirl. Naturally, achieving Vicky Pattinson's VIP edge is what drives me to get up in the morning.