«It’s always tricky to do an acoustic version of songs that rely heavily on guitar riffs», says singer Taylor Momsen. «With Only Love Can Save Me Now, we were pleasantly surprised by how it translated. Someday, I’d like to make a whole acoustic record of our songs».
TPR previously teamed up with Rolling Stone to premiere the official video for Only Love Can Save Me Now (Feat. Matt Cameron + Kim Thayil). The visual features the Soundgarden legends, as well.
The track appears on the band’s acclaimed new album Death By Rock And Roll, out now via Century Media Records. Upon release, the record topped multiple sales charts — including Billboard’s Top Albums, Rock, Hard Music, and Digital Charts. The record also yielded two back-to-back No. 1 singles — Death By Rock And Roll and And So It Went (Feat. Tom Morello) topped the charts this year. The band has tallied six No. 1 singles at the rock format throughout its career.
The Pretty Reckless formed in New York City during 2008, and the musicians and late producer Kato Khandwala initially made waves with their 2010 debut Light Me Up. After countless gigs, the band returned with Going To Hell in 2014. Not only did the record crash the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 200, but it also ignited three #1 hits — the Platinum-certified Heaven Knows (the biggest rock song of 2014), Fucked Up World, and Follow Me Down — a feat that had not been accomplished by a female-fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984.
Meanwhile, their third offering, Who You Selling For, saw them return to #1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with Take Me Down, which cemented them as «the first band to send its first four singles to #1 on the chart», according to Billboard. Praise followed from Vogue, Nylon, and more as the quartet lit up television shows such as Letterman and Conan. With over half-a-billion streams, they headlined countless sold out shows and toured with Guns N’ Roses, Soundgarden, and many other heavy hitters.
The title track of their fourth album Death By Rock And Roll hit No. 1 on the rock charts and stayed there for multiple weeks. It marked the fifth No. 1 single of the band’s career. The Pretty Reckless are also the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back No. 1 singles at the active rock format. They are also the first female-fronted act to have six No. 1 singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Chart, a feat achieved with And So it Went.