THE PRETTY RECK­LESS

WHAT HAS HAP­PENED IN HER 2016 TO MAKE TAY­LOR EYE UP A MOVE TO, ER, PLY­MOUTH IN THE NEW YEAR?

Kerrang! (UK) - - My 2016 - TAY­LOR MOMSEN

HOW MUCH DID COM­PLET­ING YOUR THIRD AL­BUM, WHO YOU SELLING FOR, FILL THE FIRST HALF OF YOUR YEAR?

“It com­pletely filled it.we were still work­ing on it un­til the end of June and I’d say it was our sole fo­cus.we re­ally went for it on this record with a vengeance.”

HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN YOU FIN­ISH SOME­THING YOU’VE POURED YOUR EV­ERY­THING IN TO?

“It feels very ex­cit­ing and re­ward­ing, and at the same time com­pletely ex­haust­ing.you’re ex­hausted be­cause you’ve just thrown all your en­ergy and fo­cus into some­thing so in­tensely for such a long pe­riod of time.when you fin­ish there’s just this big empty hole and you have to fig­ure out how to fill that hole and move for­ward.”

OUT­SIDE OF THE STU­DIO, HOW WAS YOUR TIME ON THE ROAD IN 2016?

“It was fan­tas­tic.the shows were great aside from the fact that we all got sick at the be­gin­ning of the U.S. tour. It’s very dif­fi­cult and we un­for­tu­nately had to can­cel or resched­ule a show be­cause I had full-on lost my voice. Our bus driver was sick and when you’re liv­ing to­gether in such close prox­im­ity, if one per­son gets sick you’re all go­ing to go down at some point! That took us down for a lit­tle bit, but apart from that it’s been smooth sail­ing and a blast.”

DID YOUR LONDON HEADLINER STAND OUT?

“Oh yeah, that was a blast. It was so good to be back in London with a sold-out crowd.they knew all the words to the old ma­te­rial, and they knew the songs that we’d just re­leased.the record wasn’t out so we wanted to rein­tro­duce our­selves with a smaller show and say,‘hey, re­mem­ber us, we’re com­ing back!’ It was a per­fect show for us at that time. I love the UK, and I’ve even been talk­ing about mov­ing there!”

RE­ALLY? WOULD YOU BE LOOK­ING FOR A PLACE IN LONDON?

“I don’t know. I re­ally like London but I like north­ern Eng­land and a lot of other places I’ve been to in the UK. I love Ply­mouth, and the area out­side of Glas­gow’s re­ally cool, too. I’ve seen a lot of places that I like, so maybe I could move around and rent be­fore choos­ing some­where to set­tle prop­erly!”

WE’RE SURE PLY­MOUTH WOULD WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. WHAT WAS THE BEST GIG YOU WENT TO THIS YEAR?

“I don’t get to go to many shows when we’re record­ing but I did get to see Pearl Jam, which was pretty spec­tac­u­lar. I was a huge fan of theirs grow­ing up, they’re so tal­ented, and I saw them at [base­ball sta­dium] Fen­way Park in Bos­ton. It was pretty cool and they put on a hell of a show. It was long, too – those guys still have a lot of stamina!”

TO END ON A CHEERY NOTE, WHAT WAS THE WORST THING ABOUT 2016?

“I don’t even know where to be­gin.the pol­i­tics of 2016 were just in­sane, there was the loss of so many great artists. Los­ing David Bowie was dev­as­tat­ing to me be­cause I was a huge fan of his. There was Prince, too – the list goes on and on. It was a crazy year for a lot of rea­sons and I think we’re at a tip­ping point right now. It’s go­ing to go one way or an­other, but hope­fully things will take a more pos­i­tive di­rec­tion in 2017.”

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