Crystal Castles have returned with new song ‘Frail’.
The song marks Crystal Castles first new music since lead singer, and one half of the duo, Alice Glass announced her decision to quit in 2014. However, Glass’s former musical partner Ethan Kath has explained that he will now continue without her. ‘Frail’ features a singer known only as Edith on vocals.
In a statement accompanying ‘Frail’, Kath initially wrote: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her considering she didn’t appear on Crystal Castles’ best known songs, (she’s not on ‘Untrust Us’. ‘Not In Love’, ‘Vanished’, ‘Crimewave’, ‘Vietnam’, ‘Magic Spells’, ‘Knights’, ‘Air War’, ‘Leni’, ‘Lovers Who Uncover’, ‘Violent Youth’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Year of Silence’, ‘Intimate’, ‘1991’, ‘Good Time’, ‘Violent Dreams’ etc.). People often gave her credit for my lyrics and that was fine, I didn’t care.”
This has since been edited to read: “I wish my former vocalist the best of luck in her future endeavors. I think it can be empowering for her to be in charge of her own project. It should be rewarding for her.”
Listen to ‘Frail’ below, now.
Glass announced plans to leave the duo via Twitter in October last year.
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Crystal Castles formed in Toronto in 2004 and went on to release three studio LPs – 2008’s ‘(i)’, 2010’s ‘(ii) and 2012’s ‘(iii)’. During their career, the band worked with Cure frontman Robert Smith on 2010 single ‘Not In Love’ and also took part in the NME Awards Tour in 2011 alongside Magnetic Man, The Vaccines and Everything Everything.
Their last show together was on October 4, 2013 in Mexico.