Release Date: Feb 16, 2022
Record label: Eating Glass Records
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Darkwave veteran Alice Glass has re-emerged with PREY//IV, her debut solo album and first release in five years. The record -- a decidedly anti-Ethan Kath body of work and self-described "culmination of years of literal blood, sweat, sobs, screams and tears" -- is no easy listen, and it shouldn't be. Tackling uneasy topics such as trauma, revenge, domestic and sexual abuse with cathartic reverie, the artist born Margaret Osborn hits back at an abuser she's feared for years with violent jubilation.
It's almost impossible to listen to Alice Glass' solo debut without certain expectations - not only musical expectations, but personal ones, in a way that can hardly be entirely helpful even if they're well-intentioned. In 2014, Glass left the hugely innovative group Crystal Castles which she'd formed with Ethan Kath, and three years later accused him of prolonged abuse throughout the time she'd known him. Other women came forward with similar claims, and the Toronto police confirmed in December 2017 that Kath was under investigation.
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