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While it’s unclear whether the subject of “Forgiveness” refers to former Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan Kath, Alice Glass rejects any notion of being a fragile victim in need of vindication. “This song is about rejecting the idea of forgiveness,” she says. “Forgiveness isn’t always a moral act, the way some religions portray it. Sometimes forgiveness can be exploitative or even predatory, especially when people use it as a means to guilt someone rather than heal them. When forgiveness is used to create a false sense of superiority it is a toxic act.” The song appears on 2017’s self-titled solo EP (Loma Vista), written by Glass with some production support from Jupiter Keyes (formerly of HEALTH). Director Lindsey Mann’s lo-fi music video for it matches the song’s sentiments with jittery darkness and smeared lipstick on mirrors.
||| Watch: The video for “Forgiveness”