THE PRETTY RECKLESS singer Taylor Momsen was recently asked by TeamRock if fans can expect to see a new studio album from the band in the near future.
"I have about, like, sixty songs written… [Laughs] But it takes some time," she responded (see video below). I'm always jotting down ideas and things, but it's hard, for me at least, to write on the road, 'cause it requires isolation for me. I need to be alone with my own thoughts, and you're never alone on tour. You live on a bus with twelve people, so you're just constantly around people. And you're constantly working on tour, so there's really never enough time to sit down and actually focus. I've got little pieces of things here and there. But it'll be done when it's better than [last year's] 'Going To Hell'. [Laughs] I always say, I'm not gonna put something out that's not better than the last work that we did, so we have to beat ourselves every time. And that can take forever, or it could magically happen in a week. Not a week… that's impossible [laughs], but you know, a shorter amount of time. So you never really know until you kind of dive into it. And I haven't fully done that yet."
THE PRETTY RECKLESS's latest album, "Going To Hell", came out in March 2014.
"Going To Hell" yielded two No. 1 rock radio hits with "Heaven Knows" and "Messed Up World", making THE PRETTY RECKLESS the first female-fronted act to have its first two singles both hit the top spot.
THE PRETTY RECKLESS is working on an acoustic album, according to Momsen did with a North Carolina radio station. Although it's only been ten months since the band issued its "Going To Hell" album, Momsen revealed, "We just recorded an acoustic version of a medley. It's how we originally wrote the songs, so it's kind of an inside take, or look, into how 'Going To Hell' actually started. 'Cause everything started acoustically."
Momsen added, "If you can't play it all the way through, front to back, on an acoustic guitar, then it's not a good enough song to bring in the band."
Guitarist Ben Phillips told The Pulse Of Radio that THE PRETTY RECKLESS doesn't have one set way to write a song. "I think the purpose is the only consistency," he said. "Our purpose is to hopefully come up with a really unique, clever, good quality idea that could last years, years and years of playing and touring and whatever. We'll sit with things to see if we like it, we'll drop it — so we really have an ethic of how we want the songs to come out."
The acoustic album does not have a release date yet, but is likely to arrive sometime in the next few months.
Momsen also revealed that she is writing a book, saying, "I'm writing a book, I'm writing a screenplay… I've already written half the next record. Writing inspires writing, art inspires art, so it's kind of a never-ending process."