Alice Glass Fires Back at Ethan Kath, Defends Her Role in Crystal Castles
In a string of tweets today, Glass asserted that Crystal Castles were a duo and not Kath's glorified solo project. She explained that she co-founded the band, wrote the bulk of the vocal parts herself, and helped to shape their sound and direction. She called Kath's statements "manipulative" and said that she made the right decision to leave the group.
See the tweets below.
for the record, i wrote almost all of the lyrics in my former band and the vast majority of the vocal melodies— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
i was a founding member of crystal castles and shaped the sound and aesthetic from the very beginning— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
manipulative statements about my contributions to the band only reinforce the decision I made to move on to other things— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
To be fair, Kath didn't outright claim that he wrote all of the band's lyrics, but his statement that "people often gave her credit for my lyrics" seemed to imply as much. He edited down the statement that he posted on SoundCloud — it was previously attached to the new track "Frail" — but the full comment already made the rounds on the internet.
i'm excited to share new music with you very soon! (✿◕ ‿◕ฺ)ノ))｡₀: *ﾟ✲ฺβyё βyё✲ฺﾟ*:₀— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) April 17, 2015
We can't help but wonder: does Glass take equal credit for the band's douchiness?
Meanwhile, we can evidently expect more music from Kath (as Crystal Castles) and Glass (with her own project) soon. Hear "Frail" below.