Okay, I kind of love everything about this girl.
As I’ve written before, Taylor Gossip Girl Momsen is the moody front not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman for a band called The Pretty Reckless, which I first wrote about here.
Hot off the release of their debut single, “Make Me Wanna Die,” The Pretty Reckless are now preparing the release of their debut EP, due out on June 22. Billboard is currently offering a free stream of the EP right here. In my opinion, it’s pretty promising.
At a time when seemingly every A, B, and C-list actress in the universe has got a single coming out (let’s not forget the reality stars–hey, Danielle Staub!), it’s become hard to take seriously the efforts of most, if not all, crossover attempts.
Well, not here. Momsen, to me, is the real deal–at least, I think we’re dealing with actual talent. At just 16 years old, the singer’s warbling, ferocious growls and rowdy rock sensibilities make Miley‘s bratty, auto-tuned teenage angst (her senior by a year, no less) little more than a pitiful meow in comparison.
Admittedly I’m not well versed in my rock chick credentials, but I do see tiny shades of artists in their ‘early’ stages: pre-crazy Courtney Love, early Gwen Stefani, and perhaps even the coquettish early appeal of Marianne Faithfull. Too far? Perhaps.
It may be too early to say for sure, but I believe in the Momsen.