Friday, April 30, 2010

The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die

The Pretty Reckless is an upcoming hard rock band whose unlikely front-woman is one of the demanding new names in music.  The band is led by sixteen year old vocalist Taylor Momsen.  She is probably best known for her role on the television drama series, Gossip Girl.  With The Pretty Reckless, Momsen completely sheds her role as an actress. She becomes the leader of a rock and roll band.

"Make Me Wanna Die" doesn't have lyrics that will make you smile. With a chorus of, "You make me wanna die, I'll never be good enough...", the song could be about heartbreak or anger.  Momsen's delivery of these lyrics is incredibly believable.  Her lower register is the highlight of the song.

While Momsen may seem to be the focus of the music, The Pretty Reckless is not a solo project. It is indeed a band.  The amazing instrumental and backing vocals prove that there are other band members worth paying attention to.  I feel that a band image will attract much more attention than only Momsen being on the promo shots.

The band's debut single is very reminiscent of 90's grunge.  The musical style of The Pretty Reckless is very similar to Hole.  While the music may be connected, Taylor Momsen's voice is much stronger than Courtney Love's.  The band's debut album is coming out later this year.  The band hasn't released any other official song's yet.  This adds even more anticipation to the record's release.  I would check out "Make Me Wanna Die" if you want a fresh rock song with a killer chorus.


  1. Very cool - sounds like something I'd like. :)

  2. do you have any idea how to play make me wanan die on the piano...cause i can't figure it out.

  3. @jojo

    I don't have any sheet music, but here are the basic chords.

    The verse Fm, G#, D#, Dm, C#, C
    The part with "Your eyes, your eyes..." C#, C, Fm, G, G#, A#, G#, G
    The chorus is Fm, G#, A#, Cm, C#, D#, Fm, D#, C#, C
    The bridge is Fm, G#, D#, C.
    End the song on Fm

    Hopefully this works for you. I'm not 100% positive on these chords. Let me know how it goes.

  4. Any ideas where I can get the piano sheet music for You make me wanna die