Alice Glass - "Without Love"
In the wake of Alice Glass' departure from Crystal Castles, one of the most exciting prospects was Glass pursuing more personal music removed from Ethan Kath's often overbearing production. "Stillbirth" gave us a taste of what to expect, but "Without Love" feels like the true departure we've been waiting for. Elements of Crystal Castles still linger, but things a little clearer, and easier to digest this time around. The vocals aren't buried deep within the mix, instead standing as the real highlight of the track. Alice Glass is an underrated lyricist, and now she's showcasing her songwriting skills more clearly than ever.—Joe Price