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The Pretty Reckless have unleashed the third track preview to their upcoming album, Death By Rock And Roll, with “And So It Went” featuring Tom Morello.

Embedded below, the track is guitar-heavy (obviously) and features a return of those powerful group background vocals reminiscent of the band’s 2014 breakout single “Heaven Knows.”

In a statement on the track, singer Taylor Momsen said, “The world has been in such a state of civil unrest. ‘And So It Went’ basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I’m not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me. This song felt like the perfect storm for Tom Morello to join in and rip the sound waves apart with his guitar. It was more than a pleasure having him add his unique and defining sound to the song.”

And So It Went

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As for how Morello ended up on the track, Momsen said in an interview back in June 2020, “I’ve known Tom for a few years now, but we kind of reconnected at the ‘I Am The Highway’ tribute for Chris Cornell; we both played with Soundgarden on the song ‘Loud Love’.”

Momsen continued, “As I was making the record, the song ‘And So It Went’ came about, and I called him up and I said, ‘This is begging for your voice on this. This is begging for a Tom Morello solo,’ just ’cause he has such a unique voice and a unique sound that is so distinctive to him.”

She added, “And I said, ‘Dude, are you in? Do you like the song? Is it something that you can contribute to?’ And then he was all about it and he sent back his wizardry. And I’ll tell you this, when it comes, it comes in slamming, and it’s so undeniably Tom Morello, he makes the song. It’s awesome.”

Death By Rock And Roll 
comes out on February 12 and is available for pre-save here. In addition to Morello, the album also features appearances by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron.

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