The last couple of years have been pretty rough in terms of the amount of legendary musicians we’ve lost in the world of Rock n Roll.
Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Lemmy Kilmister and Scott Weiland among many others. They have all left their sound and impact on the music world and many artists that came after them. That being said…
I was incredibly psyched for the new Pretty Reckless album, Who You Selling For. I rushed over to Best Buy to pick up the new album and immediately popped it into my car stereo and went for a drive.
It was clear from the very beginning I was about to hear something very different from the band.
The album begins with The Walls Are Closing In/Hangman, a song that begins as a soft piano ballad before quickly unraveling into a grunge-soaked anthem with a haunting chorus that’d fit right in on any Alice in Chains album.
Oh My God comes next and kicks you right in the chest, leaving you with a warm, fuzzy (and slightly stinging) feeling that the legacy of the late Lemmy Kilmister lives on in the music he inspired. Seriously, listen to it! I thought for a second it was a Motorhead cover. It’s awesome!
Take Me Down is the first single and video to be released for the album. This is very different from anything the band has done before. Taylor’s powerful and soulful vocals, coupled with a team of gospels singers ease any reservations you might have about selling your soul to the devil in the name of rock n roll.
The Pretty Reckless have had no trouble establishing their sound over the course of their first two albums. Who You Selling For is the band showing that they can play whatever the hell they want as they effortlessly delve into metal, grunge, gospel, blues and funk and adding their unique touch to each.
The influences they pulled from are clear and it’s great seeing a band break any and all labels to define themselves all why paying tribute to the legends that paved the way for them to get where they are. Who You Selling For is a solid rock album with excellent songwriting and instrumentation.
Definitely a great album to pop in and just go for a drive. Go pick it up today!