Crystal Castles has released their new single ‘Plague’ on SoundCloud, which will appear on their upcoming album.
The track starts off enticing you in with a juddering synth while Alice Glass’s voice softly glides over your senses. Just as you feel sedated, the track kicks up a gear, the tempo increases and Glass yelps the words ‘I am the plague’ as if a moment of insanity and desperation takes hold. It’s almost unpleasant, but it’s that carefree attitude Crystal Castles stamp on their songs that makes it so enjoyable.
The band told NME, ‘Every song we write is bleak. We don’t want anything else.’
We don’t have the plague, but we certainly have the love bug for this song.
Listen to the track below.