Ethan Kath Clarifies Statements About Alice Glass, Says Crystal Castles Are In The Studio

Ethan Kath Clarifies Statements About Alice Glass, Says Crystal Castles Are In The Studio

After Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath posted what appeared to be an antagonistic statement about ex-bandmate Alice Glass upon the release of “Frail,” Glass responded with some tweets calling Kath’s words “manipulative.” Now Kath has given a short interview to Pitchfork clearing up his statement and offering news on the future of the band. Kath said he didn’t realize his original statement accompanying “Frail” was inflammatory:

Why did you delete the statement that originally accompanied “Frail”?

Kath: I was making a point that my vision for CC was continuing. When I realized it came off as shade, I pulled it because I have no desire to throw any shade, I really do wish her the best.

Why did you make that statement?

Kath: I meant no harm to her, I was referring to her recent statements in i-D magazine that she left the band so she can finally “be herself,” she was “living a lie” in CC and she was ready to “own her own darkness.” I didn’t belittle her or make any derogatory comments, I was acknowledging what she had already said herself. I wished her the best because despite everything, I’ll always love her and sincerely want her to do well and be happy. I encourage everyone to anticipate Alice’s solo music, I’m excited for it myself.

Kath also says “Edith,” the mysterious vocalist on “Frail,” is a real woman and not a pitched-up version of his voice, and that Crystal Castles are working on a new album:

What is the status of Crystal Castles today? Who is the singer on “Frail”? Is Crystal Castles working on new material?

Kath: “Frail” was recorded recently and released as a message that we are in studio writing and recording a new album. The vocals are not my pitched voice (as on “Violent Youth” or the album version of “Not in Love”). A girl named Edith is singing.

I guess that disproves our theory about Edith.

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