The Pretty Reckless have returned with “Death by Rock and Roll,” their first new song in four years.
Frontwoman Taylor Momsen leads the raucous anthem with her powerful vocals and drops references to the singer’s former role as Jenny on the TV series Gossip Girl. “Jenny died of suicide / With a candle burnin’ in her eye / But on my tombstone when I go / Just put ‘Death by Rock and Roll’,” she sings.
“Death by Rock and Roll” is the first taste of Pretty Reckless’ as-yet-untitled upcoming album. The record is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2016 LP, Who You Selling for.
“In a lot of ways, this new album feels like a rebirth and our first single, ‘Death by Rock and Roll,’ represents that salvation that my favorite music brings me,” Momsen said in a press statement. “Rock is freedom and this song is about living life the way you want, and now that belongs to everyone who listens.”
Listen to “Death by Rock and Roll” below: