The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen has opened up about the band's new album Death By Rock And Roll. In an interview with the U.K.'s Rock Sound, Momsen spoke on what it was like to take on co-production duties with guitarists Ben Philips and Johnathan Wyman. She said, “I think as a songwriter, at least for me, when I write a song, I hear it all in my head. So I think the job of a producer, at least for our band, has always been to help the artist guide what they're hearing in their head and somehow figure out how to make that come out of the speakers.”
She continued, “Cause I hear everything. So then it's just how do you physically make that happen. And that's always a challenge. We pretty much just try everything — trial and error, trial and error, trial and error — until you get to a place where it starts to feel good, and then you expound upon that. So I think in a lot of ways, it felt like a very natural progression, 'cause it's not something that I didn't do before; I just didn't have the weight of that title, I guess, if that makes sense.”
She added, “I really try to not think of the outside world. When we're making records, especially this one, I don't think about other people hearing it, I don't think about the release — that doesn't even enter your brain, because all I'm focused on is just how can I make what's in my head come out of the speakers. And I just want this to be the best thing I've made, 'cause that's your goal. Every time you make an album, it's to just better yourself as an artist and make something better than you previously have. And I really think that we did on this record — I think we really made something special.”
Death By Rock and Roll will be released in early 2021.