Courtney Love wears lingerie as outerwear, chain smokes, and has a song called “Miss World.” New rock frontwoman (and 16-year-old Gossip Girl actress) Taylor Momsen wears lingerie as outerwear, chain smokes, and has a song called “Miss Nothing.” Coincidence? Who cares.
Momsen’s band the Pretty Reckless just dropped the second single off their upcoming debut Light Me Up (out August 31), and while its lyrics recall Hole’s 1994 hit, it’s a catchy and gritty alt-rock anthem on its own.
“I’m Miss Autonomy / Miss Nowhere… Miss Guided / I’m Miss Fortune… I’m Miss Nothing / I’m Miss Everything,” Momsen sneers over a frenzy of distorted guitars on the track, unveiled on British radio Monday morning.
Offstage, Momsen is also playing by the book of Courtney: “I didn’t get into this to be a role model,” she told Britain’s Times Online. “So I’m sorry if I’m influencing your kids in a way that you don’t like, but I can’t be responsible for their actions. I don’t care.”
Her band’s first single, “Make Me Wanna Die,” peaked at No. 1 on the UK rock chart, and “Miss Nothing” has the potential repeat its success.