Alice Glass has released a video for “Forgiveness,” taken from her self-titled solo EP, out now.
The new video was directed by Lindsey Mann and follows Glass’ latest track, “Without Love.”
“Forgiveness” is a sugary electronic pop song, but Glass’ message is vindictive and powerful, as it contains lyrics like, “we don’t need their blame or forgiveness” and “let me break down / I’m just a little doll.”
“This song is about rejecting the idea of forgiveness,” says Glass. “Forgiveness isn’t always a moral act, the way some religions portray it. Sometimes forgiveness can be exploitative or even predatory, especially when people use it as a means to guilt someone rather than heal them. When forgiveness is used to create a false sense of superiority it is a toxic act.”
It’s unclear whether this track refers to Glass’ former Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan
Kath, whom she alleges raped her and emotionally abused her for years. After she made the allegations, Kath sued her for defamation after Crystal Castles were forced to cancel tour dates.
Glass submitted her declaration to the court, affirming that she will take the stand and testify against her former bandmate under oath. Toronto police are reportedly investigating Kath for multiple sex crimes.
Watch the video for “Forgiveness” below and listen to Glass’ EP via Spotify here.