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Alice Glass condemns "regressive" trends, lays out solo LP manifesto

17 February 2015, 15:26 | Written by Laurence Day

Alice Glass has laid out her plans for her debut solo venture, and railed against the culture of nostalgia in her first post-CC interview.

Speaking to i-D, Glass said that her new album would sound "like a kitten eating their hoarding owners after they die... the darkness in life with pristine cuteness."

Explaining the grisly simile, the Canadian musician says: "I've always connected more with aggressive, darker music and that's what I want to create. Now that I've been away from the gruelling touring schedule and had time to think, I know that I would rather be myself... I don't have to answer to anyone and I can take my time. Even if only a handful of people want to come to my shows it's better than living a lie playing stadiums... My solo project will touch on the themes of being manipulated by others and the external pressure you feel when someone forces their will on you," she explains cryptically. "The feeling of being betrayed by someone you once trusted is there, the realisation that these things have happened to you, the harsh reality of it all. Everyone has experienced this in varying degrees."

Speaking about her total non-fondness for 'legacy headliners', Glass added:

"I wish U2, Paul McCartney and The Grateful Dead could be appreciated by boomers in the privacy of their dining rooms instead of headlining festivals," she laments. "I'm sick of the music they like being romanticised and glorified. I wish I never had to hear about 'the genius legend of John Lennon' ever again. It's our generation's turn... we can be influenced by the past but fuck retro trends, it's regressive. It robs our generation of our rightful identity in the present. Let's support the up-and-coming, struggling artists of our generation."

[via i-D]

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