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The Pretty Reckless have dropped their first new music since 2016’s Who You Selling For. The new single comes as the title track from their upcoming record Death By Rock And Roll

In a time of mass uncertainty about the world and a general feeling of dread, the rough-riding, raucous anthem by the Pretty Reckless might be just what we need to break on through. 

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The Pretty Reckless teased Death By Rock And Roll back in November with the simple #tp4.

The next news came in April when singer Taylor Momsen announced their first tour in two years and that the record was finished. The tour dates were originally set for May, but were pushed back to October due to coronavirus

However, with their album, the Pretty Reckless have stayed pretty right on schedule. At least with this first milestone. When they announced Death By Rock And Roll, the Pretty Reckless said the first single should hit this spring. Well, here we are. 

The rock and roll quartet just dropped “Death By Rock And Roll.” The title track of the album immediately sets the tone of what we might expect from the Pretty Reckless’ fourth outing. Anchored by Momsen’s Joplin-like howl, with classic metal riffs and a heavy dose of grit, the Pretty Reckless are off to a rowdy start with “Death By Rock And Roll.” 

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“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 says. “Rock is freedom and this song is about living life the way you want, and now that belongs to everyone who listens.”

 

Listen to the new song below. 

“Death By Rock And Roll” Lyrics

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

John forgot what he was on
But he broke the needle, dead and gone
But on my tombstone when I go
Just put Death by Rock and Roll

I wanna go with a shotgun blast
I wanna go with a woman on her back
I wanna go with balls
I won’t pray
I wanna go with a spiral in my veins
I wanna go
I wanna go
I wanna go
Out my way

Amy shot and killed a man
With a gun too heavy in her hand
But on my tombstone when I go
Just put Death by Rock and Roll

Jamie had steel in her bones
But she burned away
Blood into stone
But on my tombstone when I go
Just put Death by Rock and Roll

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Oh, I wanna go with a shotgun blast
I wanna go with a woman on her back
I wanna go with this sickness in my throat
I wanna go
Killed by Rock and Roll
I wanna
I wanna go
I wanna go out my way
Yeah

I wanna go with a shotgun blast
I wanna go with a motorcycle crash
Out on my own
I don’t need to be saved
I wanna go out my way

But on my tombstone when I go
Just put Death by Rock and Roll

The new record will allegedly feature can’t miss collaborations with numerous iconic artists. Death By Rock And Roll is expected later this year. For more information about the Pretty Reckless and to buy a vinyl single of “Death By Rock And Roll,” head here.

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