Revolver has teamed with The Pretty Reckless for a 2LP "black ice" vinyl edition of Death by Rock and Roll. It's limited to 350 worldwide — so grab yours now before they're gone!
Earlier this year, The Pretty Reckless released their first album in five years, Death by Rock and Roll. Written after the passing of Chris Cornell, who was a major inspiration on frontwoman Taylor Momsen, the album approaches themes of mortality with an emotional fervency. Today (June 9th), the band have unveiled a music video for one of the album's most poignant songs, "Only Love Can Save Me Now," which features appearances from former Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron.
The visual portrays Cornell's former bandmates performing alongside Momsen while being drenched by water in front of crashing waves. It's a touching tribute to Momsen's idol whose influence is heard in the song's grungy riffs and soaring vocals. Check it out above via YouTube.
"It's hard to describe the feeling around our song 'Only Love Can Save Me Now,'" Taylor commented. "The song was born out of tragedy and brought to life by two of my favorite musicians of all time — Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Hearing them play it is simply surreal. This song represents getting through the worst time in my life, and yet, is one of my proudest achievements. It means that there is hope, and that life has to go on, and most importantly, is worth living."
Thayil added, "'Only Love Can Save Me Now' has elements of classic Soundgarden and the riff would probably be at home on Louder Than Love. These are great guitar parts that Ben [Phillips, TPR guitarist] came up with. They lay down a heavy foundation that allows the entire song to open up with Taylor's powerful and haunting vocals. Cheers, and thanks to the Pretty Reckless for inviting Matt and me to play on this track!"
In conjunction with the video's premiere, Revolver has a new, limited-edition 2LP vinyl variant of Death by Rock and Roll on "black ice" wax over at our shop. Quantities are extremely limited, so order yours now.