The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless Debut “Only Love Can Save Me Now” Music Video Featuring Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil & Matt Cameron


The Pretty Reckless have released a music video for their track “Only Love Can Save Me Now” from their latest album, “Death By Rock And Roll“. That song finds Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and drummer Matt Cameron (also of Pearl Jam) guesting.

The Pretty Reckless‘ frontwoman Taylor Momsen commented:

“It’s hard to describe the feeling around our song ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now‘. 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 chimed in, offering:

“It was super fun to spend time in the studio with Taylor, Ben [Phillips, The Pretty Reckless guitarist], and Matt, and to have the opportunity to contribute to this The Pretty Reckless song. ‘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 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!”

Cameron added:

Kim and I had a blast recording with Taylor and The Pretty Reckless on their new single ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now,’ a fantastic rock track that sounds amazing at full volume. Many thanks to the band for inviting us to play on their new album ‘Death By Rock And Roll.'”

Momsen herself previously performed three Soundgarden songs with the surviving members of the band’s final lineup back in January of 2016. That show served as a tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who took his own life back in 2017.


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