The Pretty Reckless dropped a new video for “Only Love Can Save Me Now.” Like the track, the video also features Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron.
Singer Taylor Momsen said in a statement, “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 said of the track, “It was super fun to spend time in the studio with Taylor, Ben, 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.'”
The Pretty Reckless have a strong tie to Soundgarden. In 2017, they supported the iconic Seattle band on tour which was sadly the band’s last with singer Chris Cornell.
Following the tour, The Pretty Reckless took a significant break with Momsen explaining on Talkin' Rock with Meltdown back in May 2020, “We had a few hard years. I’m not gonna lie. I went pretty down. Not to get too heavy into it, but I went pretty down into depression, and it took music to get me out of it again.”
Momsen added, “I finally started writing again to get out everything that I was feeling, and that is what turned into the record that you are all going to hear hopefully very soon. I know it’s cliché, but music has saved my life time and time again. It’s the thing that I can always rely on and turn to, and it’s always there for me. It’s always supported me, so I support it.”