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Taylor Momsen On Album, “It’s A Record About Life.”

Taylor Momsen chatted with MTV about her band, The Pretty Reckless’ new album: 

‘I want the record out so people can hear it. I’m not a pop artist. It’s absolutely a rock record, and I get that people probably aren’t expecting that, but, buy the record and check it out. If you like loud music, you’ll like it. Hopefully. It’s very loud. If you’re not scared of guitars screaming at you and a 16-year-old girl yelling at you, then you’ll like the record. It’s a record about life.

It focuses on all the negatives, and the positives, of life, but it’s not ‘Go to a club and dance.’ It’s not an escape record. It’s absolutely a record to confront your problems and get over them. It’s death, love, rock and roll, sex, drugs and religion; it covers all bases of life. It’s not a concept record, unless you consider life a concept.’

Her fave tracks include: ‘Century Gone,’ ‘My Medicine,’ ‘Light Me Up’, ‘Since You’re Gone’ & ‘Make Me Wanna Die’. On the music video: ‘It’s for the song ‘Make Me Wanna Die,’ so to try and emulate kind of an epic-y song that’s almost like a film, it was a challenge to come up with a treatment. So I guess we sort of decided to make it like a death march.

You can’t live anymore in this world, and you’re on your way to your death, and you’re seeing everything you’re passing, and stripping yourself of your belongings on your way to your grave. I’ll remember not to wear a leather jacket onstage next time. I learned that today [at the Bamboozle], because it was so hot that I almost puked onstage.’


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