Alice Glass of the Crystal Castles has just announced she is leaving the band for both “personal and professional reasons”, and it seems that all bolis down to her intention to focus on her solo career.

“I am leaving Crystal Castles. My art and my self-expression in any form has always been an attempt towards sincerity, honesty, and empathy for others. For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC. Although this is the end of the band, I hope my fans will embrace me as a solo artist in the same way they have embraced Crystal Castles.”

Crystal Castles were formed in 2004 by Alice Glass and Ethan Kath in Toronto, Canada. Their debut album was released in 2008, while their last show was in October, 4 2013 in Mexico.