The former Crystal Castles frontwoman is gearing up to release new music this year.

Alice Glass has likened the sound of her new album to being “consumed by a snake”.

In a new interview with THUMP, Glass discussed her forthcoming solo debut, which she has been working on for the past year.

“I knew how I wanted things to sound early on, sinister and sweet, but it’s evolved now,” she said. “Some songs sound more like being eaten by fire ants and some songs are like being slowly consumed by a snake.”

Asked what the most surprising thing about the upcoming record is, Glass replied: “That you can hear my voice clearly.”

Elsewhere, Glass talked about the importance for artists to be politically outspoken.

“We need to know that other people out there that we feel a connection to also aren’t okay with what’s happening,” she said. “It gives us a feeling of community and hope when our contemporaries and people we admire speak out for what is right.”

“A lot of people on the other side are criticising artists for being vocal, but that’s just a strategy to silence us. People in the arts and entertainment industry have a lot of influence to help progressive ideas gain strength.”

In 2015, Glass released ‘Stillbirth’, her first solo material since leaving Crystal Castles in October 2014, and opened up the “abusive relationship” that preceded it. Listen to the track below.

Read next: 25 albums to look forward to in 2017.

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