Taylor Momsen On Pretty Reckless’ Return After ‘Four Years Of Seclusion And Hell’

It’s been 5 years since Kato Khandwala, producer and friend of Pretty Reckless, passed away. The group went on a four-year-long seclusion after this until February 2021, when they released their fourth album ‘Death By Rock and Roll.’

The band’s vocalist Taylor Momsen previously talked about their grieving process, and yesterday, she posted on Instagram to mention that they went on a tour but refrained from promoting with the following words:

“What a long strange trip it’s been… we quietly started touring ‘Death By Rock And Roll’ by dipping our feet back in the water after four years of seclusion and hell. We didn’t want to come out to sell or promote, we wanted to play… first for ourselves, and then to share with everyone who feels a connection to our music.”

She also said that their album was initially made to commemorate their losses and how this process felt:

“Tonight, we play our last show for this tour. It started as a record we made for the memory of those we lost along the way. Some you’ve heard about, some you haven’t. It’s been painful and cathartic at the same time, but it’s time to move on. You have to move on from grief at some point, and now is the time. “

Momsen finishes her words by calling out to their fans:

“As we go and live life and take all we’ve learned and pour it into new songs, we want to thank every single one of you who have shared every show and song with us. We’ve become a different band, but you are our musical family, and we couldn’t do it without all of you. You helped us keep the memories of loved ones alive, and we owe you the world. We love you all, see you on the next trip.”

You can listen to ‘Death By Rock and Roll’ below.