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Alice Glass has been through hell and back after a tumultuous year of legal battles with ex-bandmate Ethan Kath. This past February, she won a court case against the Crystal Castles member after he sued her for defamation. As she previously stated on Twitter, it was truly a “victory for survivors of abuse and sexual misconduct.”

Today, she returns to the spotlight once again with a new single called “Mine”. RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Violet Chachki stars alongside the singer-songwriter in the accompanying visual for the track. Glass further elaborated on the inspiration behind the song in a press release, stating that it’s about “someone who hurts themselves in an attempt to regain control of of their own life and experiences.”

She adds, “It’s a form of self-sacrifice and also an act of personal freedom for someone who feels completely out of control. I do not condone self-harm, but like a lot of my music ‘Mine’ is about my struggle with coming out of an intensely abusive relationship. In the ritual of hurting myself or taking something from myself I am at the very least in control of that act, when in so many other aspects of my life I felt hopeless.”

This marks Glass’ first new material since her self-titled solo EP came out last year. Re-familiarize yourself with her incredible work and watch the music video above.

In other news, Rico Nasty just dropped her ‘Nasty’ mixtape. Stream it right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Life & Culture Editor

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