The Pretty Reckless released their debut album album, Light Me Up on August 27, 2010, and grew the attention of millions. The album hit number one on the UK Rock Albums, and number one on the Belgian Heatseakers charts. It also reached number 7 on Scottish charts, 10 on the US alternative charts, 18 on Irish charts, and broke the top 100 of the Billboard 200, French charts, Japanese charts, Canadian charts and new Zealand charts.
The first single is easily one of the most iconic songs from The Pretty Reckless, and its "Make Me Wanna Die." Its about loving someone who's very clearly no good for you. They make you feel like you're never good enough, yet somehow you still care.
Honestly, I would say that's probably one of my favorites from the album, as cliche' as that may sound.
Another favorite for me is "Just Tonight", which is a bit of a more melodic track and it feels almost like a personal letter to someone. Because of them, you feel next to nothing and are trying to let go. But because of them, you don't want to believe you're done, so you pretend for them. Its a very well written, beautiful song.
Over all, the whole album is very good, and I think if you're looking for a new female fronted band of any genre, The Pretty Reckless is the perfect one.
Since the release of this, The Pretty Reckless have released two more albums! Stay tuned because reviews of those are coming, and we encourage you to head on over to their official website. Over there you will see all of their tour dates! The Pretty Reckless is kicking off the new year with nearly non stop touring here through the end of May.
The fun begins in the UK in just a few days on January 19, and from there they will perform in many countries. These countries include Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Russian, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. They then come over to the US to perform at Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, MMRBQ 2017 and the River City Rock Fest.
For a full list of tour dates, pleae head on over to their official website, but for festival information, please visit the respective festival websites.
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