Going To Hell
Album lyrics The Pretty Reckless

Release date: March 2014

Going To Hell is the second studio album by American alternative rock band The Pretty Reckless, released on March 12, 2014 through Razor & Tie. The album was recorded between 2012–2013 at Water Music Recording Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Kato Khandwala.

Taylor Momsen explained in an interview how this album moved on from Light Me Up: "It's bolder, it's more mature, most of the first record was written when I was 15 and I've grown up a lot since then. I was a 15-year old girl then, now I'm a 20 year-old woman. I see life from a different perspective, it's heavier, a lot more honest, the production is lot more stripped down, this record captures what we sound like as a live band." Ben Phillips added: "We wrote songs with the band in mind this time, that's what happens when you tour with the same guys for two and a half years."

Speaking about the lyrical content, Momsen said: "It's just as personal as the first album, but with a broader scope, grander topics, it talks a bit about social issues, government, touring the world showed me just how fucked up a lot of the world is. The more you listen to the songs, you'll see a couple of big common themes."


Album cover

The Pretty Reckless Going To Hell album cover