The Pretty Reckless has released a new music video for its newest release from Death By Rock and Roll. The video for “And So It Went” showcases Taylor Momsen crowing herself on a throne, and honestly, we’re here for it.
The Pretty Reckless is dropping its new highly-anticipated album, Death By Rock And Roll, on February 12. The album definitely packs a punch and comes from the current climate Momsen says she’s seen around her.
She told Kerrang Magazine: “The world has been in such a state of civil unrest. “And So It Went” basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I’m not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me.”
As a viewer, it’s easy to see that inspiration flowing throughout the video and in the lyrics.
“I didn’t have to try to write this album,” Momsen told the publication, “As a writer, inspiration is something that you always struggle to find, whereas for this record, I had an influx of inspiration whether I wanted it or not. It was this brick that slammed me in the face and went, ‘Here. Here, Taylor. You want something to write about? Here.’ So I didn’t have to try to write it, it kind of just poured out of me in a way that I can’t really describe.”
She continued, “We had to start from scratch again, in a way. We’d never made an album without Kato [Khandwala, late producer] before. We lost everything, so we had to really start again from the beginning and learn how to rebuild – both as individuals and together. And I think that that is this weird blessing and curse.”
The song also features a collaboration with guitarist Tom Morello who is known for his time with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Morello seemed like a great addition to the song for his unique sound and insight, and he made it clear he is a fan of Momsen’s and has faith the band will continue to release great rock singles with the upcoming album, telling the publication “she and her band continue to fly the flag for rock’n’roll in a mighty way.”
Watch the video for “And So It Went” below: