Sad news for fans of experimental electronic band Crystal Castles, because lead vocalist Alice Glass just announced that she will be leaving the outfit effective immediately. Glass said that her departure was due to “personal and professional reasons” and that she will instead be launching a solo project. The Toronto based band was formed in 2004 and has released three albums as well as having toured the world on multiple occasions.
To clarify a bit more on Twitter Glass wrote: “I am leaving Crystal Castles. My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.”
The band will be always be remembered for their insane live shows and moody electronica. Here is my favorite song of theirs, I hope this will comfort you in these dark times.