Taylor Momsen Nylon interview: Who’s your fashion influence right now? I have this f*cking cool pair of John Lennon sunglasses. My dad gave them to me. He’s had them since he was 17. I dress ‘scantily clad’ because people think it’s scary [laughs]. It’s either there’s nothing put into it and I wear whatever is on my floor..
..and is clean, or it’s thought out and inspired by how I’m feeling and what I’m listening to at the moment. I don’t really look to people fashion-wise. I don’t have any style icons or anyone I want to emulate. I take different things from different people even if they weren’t ‘style icons.’ If I think they’re f*cking great musicians, I’m like, ‘I like that belt because he’s wearing it.”
What’s the theme of your new record? Death, love and Rock ‘n’ Roll [laughs]. I’m not kidding either. The record is religion, it’s death, it’s love, it’s sex, it’s politics–it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. It’s a rock record that touches on life–observations of it–and all those topics. Each song has its own thing to it.
On transitioning from acting to music: It’s something I’ve wanted to accomplish my whole life. Not to just make a record, but a great record that I’m really proud of and to sing for the rest of my life and not have to f*cking worry, know what I mean? Even if people don’t like it, I like it and I’m proud of it.