The Pretty Reckless ‘Who You Selling For’ Album Review

The Pretty Reckless released their third album Who You Selling For via Razor & Tie. Helmed by producer Kato Khandwala, it is the follow-up to 2014’ Going To Hell. The album also includes guest appearances by guitarists Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers) and Tommy Byrnes (Billy Joel), keyboardist Andy Burton (Ian Hunter), as well as backing vocalists Janice Pendarvis (David Bowie), Jenny Douglas-Foote (P!nk), and Sophia Ramos (Rod Stewart).

Who You Selling For is a thrilling mix of classic rock, blues soul infused with vibrancy and honesty. Their album is a mirror of naturalness and compelling balance between effortless organic live sound that showcases their unique musicianship and complex rhythms. It is a record that digs deep on human emotions. The look back’s  journey through their life, open to interpretation is a timeless treasure of gritty rock and Roll blues sounds with a high-energy take both crispy, dirty and cool alongside fine mid-tempo songs such as Back To The River, Who You Selling For, acoustic ballad Bedroom Window and The Devil’s Back. The riffs are varied, played with passion where needed. The guitar solos explode at the right time like fireworks. The drums and bass complement perfectly the backbone for the vocals. The guitar playing is evocative paired with harmonious drum beat and Momsen’s emotional fire vocals, making songs equally biting, swagger and authentic.The album opens with the striking track The Walls Are Closing In/Hangman inspired by a poem by Chidiock Tichborne written on the eve of his execution. On the title track Who You Selling For, the listener is invited to look back to their own lives. Oh My God has a harder edge whilst Prisoner is the heaviest track. Wild City has a retro vintage soul feel. The groove is nailed. The vibe is infectious. Mad Love has a funky vibe.

All in all, The Pretty Reckless ’s new album Who You Selling For reveals an impressive depth and maturity, both inspired and exquisite.

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The Pretty Reckless 'Who You Selling For' Album Review
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