Taylor Momsen and her band start gearing up for Warped Tour
HollywoodNews.com: “Gossip Girl’s” Taylor Momsen is taking a break from her hit show to gear up for her stint on this summer’s Warped Tour with her band “The Pretty Reckless.”
The band has just released four songs, which give fans a preview of what’s to come on their forthcoming full-length album, Light Me Up — an unflinchingly honest chronicle of Momsen’s experiences, filtered through her unique point of view. The songs, all written by Momsen and Ben Phillips with their producer Kato Khandwala, run the gamut of emotions, alternating at times between seething rage and a bruised vulnerability.
The songs tackle everything from romantic insecurity (the full-throttle rager “Make Me Wanna Die,” which also appears on the soundtrack to the film Kick-Ass), to despair (“You”), to how working non-stop can you make you feel like one of the un-dead (“Zombie”). Momsen pushes back against the haters on “Light Me Up” and asks how far you have to go to get forgiveness on “Going Down.” With her growly, world-weary alto, Momsen can do it all: garage-rock rave-ups (“Miss Nothing”), punchy blues-rock stompers (“My Medicine,” “Since You’re Gone”), as well as emotional power ballads (“Just Tonight”) and lovely acoustic guitar and string-driven numbers (“You”).
The debut EP from The Pretty Reckless is available on iTunes and features their single “Make Me Wanna Die.” Two new digital tracks and a bonus song entitled “Zombie” are available only on the physical version sold at Warped Tour and Hot Topic stores.
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