• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | The Pretty Reckless, Only Love Can Save Me Now


Bij de bespreking van Death By Rock & Roll heb ik gezegd dat Taylor Momsen Soundgarden zou kunnen fronten. Van de pot gerukt? Dan heb je haar niet live aan het werk gehoord tijdens de Chris Cornell tribute show én heb je niet goed geluisterd naar o.a. deze song. Nu krijg je er de video bij en dat versterkt verdomme mijn geloof (en droom) dat het ooit zal gebeuren. Check Thayil, Cameron en Momsen (Shepard had er precies geen zin in, of geen tijd, his loss) en believe! Ik krijg er een krop van in de keel, no shit!

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“It’s hard to describe the feeling around our song ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now,'” the Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen says. “The song was born out of tragedy and brought to life by two of my favorite musicians of all time — Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Hearing them play it is simply surreal. This song represents getting through the worst time in my life, and yet, is one of my proudest achievements. It means that there is hope, and that life has to go on, and most importantly, is worth living.”

Thayil added: “It was super fun to spend time in the studio with Taylor, Ben [Phillips], and Matt, and to have the opportunity to contribute to this the Pretty Reckless song. ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now’ has elements of classic Soundgarden and the riff would probably be at home on Louder Than Love. These are great guitar parts that Ben came up with. They lay down a heavy foundation that allows the entire song to open up with Taylor’s powerful and haunting vocals.”

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