So this is kind of a bummer: Taylor Momsen, ex-”Gossip Girl” ingenue and lead singer of the Pretty Reckless, strips down naked in this spoken word video … and the lyrics are pretty heavy. She’s definitely getting nude to signify the rawness of the words, not to be “sexy”; the words, which come from her song “Under the Water,” are quite disturbing. With lyrics like “If I cried unto my mother / she wasn’t there for me / Broken lines across my mirror show my face all red and bruised / And though I screamed and I screamed no one came running / I wasn’t saved from you,” it’s hard to tell if it’s just more of her bad girl posturing (see: egregious black eyeliner abuse, performing onstage with Marilyn Manson), or a genuinely concerning video. I wonder what the rest of the cast of “Gossip Girl” would think. (Video obviously NSFW.) [Huffington Post]
Well, at least someone takes Taylor Momsen’s music career seriously. The former “Gossip Girl” actress and lead singer for the band The Pretty Reckless performed with Manson at the Revolver Golden God Awards last night. Looks like a tasteful event. Sad I couldn’t make it. Next year!
Taylor Momsen’s band, The Pretty Reckless, has just released the music video for its single, appropriately titled “Make Me Wanna Die.” In it, 17-year-old Momsen strips down to her skivvies and then catches on fire. Nudity! Pyro! Where are her parents?! [via Huffington Post
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Get it? Taylor Momsen has always been a badass. Even as a wide-eyed, tow-headed kid — clearly this little girl is supposed to represent her younger self — she wore leather and played with fire. This is not a tot you’d want to run into in a dark alley or engage in a knife fight with. And don’t even think about giving her a Miley Cyrus CD for Christmas. Keep reading »
Taylor Momsen‘s band, The Pretty Reckless, released its first EP online today. Up until this point, I was pretty content to hate on Momsen for her constant snarling and black-lidded eye-rolling about the pains of fame. She’s always struck me as a snotty tween caught in her rebellious stage, and I worried that The Pretty Reckless was just an excuse for the “Gossip Girl” star to wear ripped tights all the time. Well, this EP has proved me at least partially wrong. This band is actually talented and has created four quality songs. Momsen can sing! She has a surprisingly big voice for a 16-year-old waif; although, she’s still trying too hard to sell us on her punkness by alluding to drug use and underage sex in her lyrics. Overall, we are seeing quite a few Jenny Humphrey connections in Momsen’s tunes. After the jump, we sample the songs and wax philosophic on the Jenny parallels. Keep reading »