• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | The Pretty Reckless, '25'


Na de rockstomper - en titel van het nieuwe album - Death By Rock and Roll - pakken TPR uit met een krachtig, emotioneel geladen nummer. De tijden van het tiener-emo-popunkrockgeweld lijken voorbij. Met haar (in 2019) 25 jaartjes op de teller lijkt juffrouw Momsen haar stek als authentieke rockbitch te hebben gevonden. De strot is zo mogelijk nog rauwer en krachtiger geworden, haar songwriting is geëvolueerd en de jongens in de band hebben er een stel kloten - en wat meer facial hair - bij gekregen. Tijd voor respect nu...toch als héél het album minstens op dit niveau blijft.


Death By Rock and Roll verschijnt op 12 februari via Century Media Records



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"'25' is an interesting song that came from a lot of different places," powerhouse singer Taylor Momsen says. "It was the first song we recorded for the record in early 2019. I had just turned 25 when we wrote it. In a way, it's an autobiography and hopefully shows that this album really ventures out into new territory with the music."


The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut “Light Me Up”. After countless gigs, the band returned with “Going To Hell” in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits —the Platinum-certified "Heaven Knows" (the biggest rock song of 2014), "Fucked Up World," and "Follow Me Down"— a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984. Meanwhile, their third offering, “Who You Selling For”, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with "Take Me Down," which cemented them as "the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart," according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N' Roses, Soundgarden, and ¬many other heavy hitters. The title track of their fourth album “Death By Rock And Roll” rocketed to No. 1 on the rock charts and stayed there for multiple weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band's career and was heralded by Paper, Loudwire, CNN, Forbes, and more. The band also has the incredible and impressive distinction of being the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format and the first female-fronted act to have five No. 1 singles on the Billboard chart.


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