Alice Glass Releases “A Call To Arms For All Survivors”
Alice Glass' new song is her first since coming forward with her own story of abuse. It's an electro-thrasher she calls "a call to arms for all survivors" that seeks to galvanize those who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse to rise up in solidarity and refuse to be a victim.
"Being a survivor often means feeling afraid, it means sometimes feeling worthless, like you can't go on," Glass writes in an accompanying post about the song. "We need to fight back against those who have victimized us and against the feelings that tell us to give up inside."
Last October, Glass detailed her history of abuse at the hands of her former Crystal Castles partner, Ethan Kath (real name: Claudio Palmieri). For 10 years, Glass says she was emotionally manipulated, sexually assaulted, and physically harmed by Palmieri. "As we started to gain attention, he abusively and systematically targeting my insecurities and controlling my behavior: my eating habits, who I could talk to, where I could go, what I could say in public, what I was allowed to wear," she writes.
Glass leaving the project was what she calls "the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made." Since then, she's released a handful of solo singles and a self-titled EP. "CEASE AND DESIST" is what she says keeps her going. "This song is what I need to tell myself to get through each day, and what I hope other survivors can remember when they feel like they can’t make it through the darkness of their own recovery," she says. "Every day is a fight."
Listen to "CEASE AND DESIST," below.