The Pretty Reckless has just unleashed its debut album Light Me Up and NovaFM is serving up a test drive of the record for listeners.
Taylor Momsen and crew have been on a wild ride over the last few months. The band smashed its performances on this year's massive Warped Tour across the States, charmed fans at their recent U.K. performance at V Festival and are hot off the heels of performing on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The pertinent question for us folk Down Under is... When, oh when, will The Pretty Reckless be hitting Oz?
As we wait for an answer, check out the hot new material by The Pretty Reckless below!
"Since You're Gone"
"Make Me Wanna Die"
"Light Me Up"
"Nothing Left to Lose"
Light Me Up album review by Jordana Borensztajn.
Don’t f**k with Taylor Momsen.
What’s abundantly clear after listening to The Pretty Reckless’ debut album Light Me Up is that Momsen’s got serious attitude.
She’s dark, rough, bold, brutally honest, wise beyond her years and very sexually charged. Best of all, she's worked out how to use all of these powerful weapons to her musical advantage.
After a promising EP release back in June, The Pretty Reckless’ first full-length record is one hell of a ride.
Exploring everything from drugs, sex, confusion, despair, death, regret, hurt, anguish, lust, love and longing, it’s hard to believe that 17-year-old Momsen has experienced enough heartbreak, horror and happiness to write – and successfully articulate – experiences which many teenagers wouldn’t be brave enough to tackle.
Despite consistently being splashed across tabloids and news sites around the world as a foul-mouthed spoilt TV star, what we see on this record shows a very different side to the Gossip Girl child actor.
Momsen’s a fiery frontwoman who opens her heart, revealing a fierce, passionate, gutsy and incredibly talented teenage singer and songwriter.
Her raw vocals, husky growl and powerful rock snarl are breathtakingly effortless and rule out any and all doubts or criticisms about Momsen’s ability to convincingly transform from a stunning and wealthy teenage actress into an angry and aggressive grunge rock goddess. Momsen makes this transformation with conviction and style.
The 10-track delivery boasts a perfect balance of radio-friendly dirty rock tracks, heartfelt ballads and dark themes.
If you think you know Taylor Momsen through her on-screen character Jennie Humphrey, think again. This record puts a whole new side to little J on display.
Top 3 tracks:
“Just Tonight” “You” “Miss Nothing”
Light Me Up is available now through Universal Music Australia.