Alice Glass returns today after a long stint of silence in the wake of releasing her 2015 solo single, "Stillbirth." Produced and co-written by Jupiter Keyes, "Without Love" is a glittery dark-pop number that carries the same dramatic weight as Glass' work before. "Got to be without love," she repeats, almost obsessively, above swirling, shimmering synths--a sound that recalls Crystal Castles' with a more palatable pop sheen.
The single's anxious music video, which was directed by Floria Sigismondi and co-produced by The FADER and MAAVEN, sees Glass immersed in a number of stylized, otherworldly environments. In the first, she writhes around a room being consumed by nature as static flashes wildly on the TV screen; the second shows the performer tangled within an abandoned vintage car; and the third depicts Glass looking down upon herself in an empty pool.
Glass' pop breakout comes with an opening slot on Marilyn Manson's North American tour this fall, as well as her own headlining gigs across the country. She's also working towards a full-length album, having been in the studio for months writing with some of pop's most sought after hitmakers. In an interview with THUMP, Glass described the forthcoming project's sound as "being eaten by fire ants" and "being slowly consumed by a snake."