Former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass has released powerful new track ‘Cease and Desist’, the first new music to be released after she accused former bandmate Ethan Kath of sexual abuse.
In the track, Glass speaks of the need to “fight right now” – and she’s explained how the track is a “call to arms”.
“This song is a call to arms for all survivors. But being a survivor often means feeling afraid, it means sometimes feeling worthless, like you can’t go on”, she explained.
“We need to fight back against those who have victimized us and against the feelings that tell us to give up inside. Sometimes we think we deserve the pain others have inflicted on us. 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. Every day is a fight.”
The track comes after Ethan Kath denied allegations of sexual misconduct made by Glass – and confirmed that he is seeking legal action against her.
Glass was later served with a legal summons after a show in Chicago, with the legal document handed to her by someone pretending to be a fan.
Glass left Crystal Castles in 2014. Kath continued the band without her, replacing her with a new singer called Edith Frances.