“Take Me Down”, the first single from THE PRETTY RECKLESS‘s upcoming album, “Who You Selling For”, has reached No. 1 on the rock chart after just seven short weeks. This milestone marks the fourth consecutive No. 1 for the band who broke records as the first female-fronted band to have three chart toppers in a row with “Heaven Knows”, “Messed Up World” and “Follow Me Down” (all from 2014’s “Going To Hell”) — a feat that has not been accomplished since THE PRETENDERS in 1984, over 30 years ago.
“THE PRETTY RECKLESS are the most exciting new band in rock. Taylor Momsen is a star, and we take a great deal of pride in helping the band break through in a genre largely dominated by male artists,” says Razor & Tie co-founder Cliff Chenfeld. “This is just the beginning.”
THE PRETTY RECKLESS‘s extraordinary third studio album, “Who You Selling For”, is set for release on October 21. Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, “Who You Selling For” expands the band’s sound to encompass soul, blues and rock and roll. The songs were written by frontwoman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen‘s dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals are on full display and the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.
Despite feeling the physical and emotional demands from their epic two-year run supporting “Going To Hell”, Momsen and Phillips jumped right into writing the songs for the new album. “We had so much we wanted to say, it was like shaking a can of soda on tour, and then when we started writing we cracked the seal,” said Momsen. “The touring life is very isolating. You look at the world through a bus or airplane window. But music is the healing factor. It’s the one thing that is grounding and a true companion through the forest. It saved us — again.”
With “Who You Selling For”, the band continues to take bold steps forward, cementing their place at the forefront of rock. The deeply personal album features a diverse set of standout tracks, from the blistering hard rock of “Oh My God” to the classic southern rock of “Back To The River”. Lead single “Take Me Down” features Taylor‘s distinctively smoky voice rolling over ’60s-tinged rock guitar.
THE PRETTY RECKLESS hits the road this fall in support of the album, hitting major markets in the U.S. and wrapping on December 6 in Los Angeles.
Formed in 2009, THE PRETTY RECKLESS released their debut album, “Light Me Up”, in 2010 scoring legions of fans worldwide, but it was their sophomore record “Going To Hell” that positioned the band to become the first new artist to break out of rock in years.