The Pretty Reckless have released a new video for their Top Five rock radio track “Heaven Knows,” and the clip is sure to be provocative. It features lead singer Taylor Momsen walking down the halls of a school while a group of children in one room are being hypnotized by subliminal messages being pumped out by a bank of televisions. Momsen appears before the kids in a black robe, which she loses at one point to reveal herself wearing nothing but the band’s Gothic cross logo down her body.
Momsen told us that the song itself was inspired by all the touring that The Pretty Reckless did in the past two years:
[“It was one of the first songs I think we wrote for the record. We got off tour and started to kind of write and reflect on what we had just done for two years and, I mean, after seeing the world with your own two eyes and traveling it, it definitely, I think, changes your perception and your perspective of your own life.”]
- The artwork for the band’s new album, Going To Hell, also features a nude Momsen with the cross logo etched on her back.
- Going To Hell is due out on March 18th. The disc follows up the group’s 2010 debut full-length, Light Me Up, as well as a 2012 EP called Hit Me Like A Man.
- The Pretty Reckless were scheduled to headline the 2014 edition of the SnoCore Tour this month, but that was canceled when Momsen was diagnosed with laryngitis and walking pneumonia. The band will resume touring at the end of this month in Europe with Fall Out Boy.