Crystal Castles have revealed they are already writing music for an upcoming new album titled Amnesty (II), which will be the follow-up to last year’s Amnesty (I).
The electronic duo’s Ethan Kath has confirmed to Music Feeds that he and singer Edith Frances have recorded demos for “a few Amnesty (II) songs”. He also says that like its predecessor, all profits from physical versions of the album will go to human rights organisation Amnesty International.
Amnesty (I) was the first Crystal Castles album to feature Edith Frances on vocals, following the departure of former vocalist Alice Glass in 2014. Speaking about the album, Kath says the core theme of the record was ‘freedom’.
“‘Char’ is about loss of freedom. ‘Frail’ is about burkas — some women fight against having to wear a burka, some women fight to wear it. Each and every one of these women should have the ability to do so,” he says.
“‘Concrete’ is adapting to inevitable chaos. ‘Enth’ is about corruption. ‘Fleece’ is rebelling against duality. Every song has its own meaning to us but we like people to find their own version of a song’s meaning.”
Frances is set to tour Australia with Kath (as Crystal Castles) for the very first time later this month, and says she doesn’t quite know what to expect.
“I’m looking forward to meeting a witchetty grub,” she says.
Crystal Castles are yet to announce a release date for Amnesty (II), so stay tuned to Music Feeds for all the latest.