Taylor Momsen says the decision not to release the Pretty Reckless album Death by Rock and Roll until next year came down to too much uncertainty in when live music will return.
Momsen tells Forbes, “The main reason for delaying it was simply because putting out a few songs and not being able to play them is one thing, but putting out a full album and not being able to tour is crazy. Now, who knows when touring is going to come back?… We can’t wait forever. Eventually, we’ll just put it out. But that was kind of the main reason for it, and like I said, it’s kind of just the waiting game now.”
Momsen also revealed that they almost decided not to release the album’s title track in the late spring. “We talked about holding the song ‘Death by Rock and Roll’ for longer too, and I was, like, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t just sit on this album forever.’ The world needs music and music has such a healing thing to it, and it saved my life, time and time again. If we put out a song and if it can put a smile on some people’s faces, great; we’ll take it from there.”