The Fairly Reckless have been round for over a decade, and are the one rock band fronted by a lady to have had seven No. 1 singles. Regardless of their success, vocalist Taylor Momsen admitted that it took them some time to be accepted by different rock bands, and described their early years as an “uphill battle.”
The Fairly Reckless launched their debut album Mild Me Up in 2010, however previous to that, Momsen was recognized for her roles in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Gossip Lady and extra. Having at all times thought of herself a musician first, she was decided to show that she was severe about rock ‘n’ roll.
Between their 2014 sophomore report Going to Hell and its 2016 follow-up Who You Promoting For, the band scored 4 consecutive No. 1 singles, after which their most up-to-date album Loss of life By Rock and Roll garnered them one other three.
Momsen recalled to iHeartRadio Canada that there weren’t as many rock bands led by girls when TPR have been beginning out as there are at the moment, and that it was a little bit of a battle for them to be accepted by their rock ‘n’ roll contemporaries as they chugged alongside.
“I believe that we have been round now for some time, and I believe that we have definitely felt a shift in acceptance from different bands and from the business and issues like that, the place I believe to start with it was sort of an uphill battle — for me, at the very least — to sort of… individuals had loads of preconceived notions about me, I assume,” the singer stated.
“I believe that it is taken time to sort of show that it is a actual factor and an actual band, and never some form of fling or no matter. So I believe that that is been actually wonderful.”
The vocalist confessed that she is not an enormous fan of phrases resembling “female-fronted rock band” and the likes. Whereas she thinks that it is vital that ladies are represented in rock, she would not need the gender divide to be such an enormous focus inside the business, and she or he needs her band to be put up towards each different band, not simply those with feminine singers.
“I wanna compete with the very best of them, not simply the opposite girls.”
Watch the interview under.
The Fairly Reckless are heading out on tour with Shinedown and Diamante beginning April 1. See the entire dates right here.
The Fairly Reckless’ Taylor Momsen – It Took Us a Whereas to Be Accepted By Different Bands
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