Miss Nothing

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"Miss Nothing"
Single by The Pretty Reckless
from the album Light Me Up
B-side "Make Me Wanna Die" (acoustic)
Released July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Vinyl record
Recorded
Genre Hard rock, post-grunge
Length 3:12
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Taylor Momsen, Kato Khandwala & Ben Phillips
Producer(s) Kato Khandwala
The Pretty Reckless singles chronology
"Make Me Wanna Die"
(2010)
"Miss Nothing"
(2010)
"Just Tonight"
(2010)

"Miss Nothing" is the second single by American alternative rock band The Pretty Reckless from their debut album, Light Me Up. The single was released in the U.S. on 27 July 2010 and in the UK on 22 August 2010.

Release[edit]

The song was released as a digital download first on 27 July 2010, on the U.S., then at the UK on 22 August 2010. The single was also released on a 7" 45 RPM picture disc. The picture on the A-side depicts the single's cover, while the B-side has the same picture as the EP.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Meiert Avis, was released on July 20 on VEVO and was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It begins with ten people (Momsen included) sitting around a table in an imitation of the Last Supper. Taylor Momsen (as Mary Magdalene) starts to crawl over the table, tipping over the food and spilling the drinks whilst singing as the rest watch. Later she starts ripping apart a bouquet of roses. It ends with several "famous" people having joined in surrounding the table with Momsen on it, most noticeably John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix playing guitars and Charlie Chaplin. The band confirmed it is set after the death of Christ.

Live performances[edit]

"Miss Nothing" has been performed live several times, first on "This Morning Show" on August 20, 2010, then on "The 5:19 Show" on August 20, 2010. These performances were followed with more two on "Radio 1 Live Lounge" and on "Unplugged for NME", on August 23, 2010 and August 25, respectively.

Background[edit]

Lead singer, Taylor Momsen, said the song was about "a loved one passing, losing your identity and your mind", and described it as "not the happiest of songs". She also confirmed in an interview that the lyrics were censored because the word "cunt" is in the lyrics and that people didn't realize she's saying the word. It is the only song on the album that has any swearing in the lyrics. [1]

Track listing[edit]

US digital download
  • "Miss Nothing"
UK digital EP and vinyl
  • "Miss Nothing"
  • "Make Me Wanna Die" (acoustic version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[2] 15
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 39

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States 27 July 2010 Digital download Interscope Records
United Kingdom 22 August 2010
23 August 2010 CD single
Australia[4] Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taylor Momsen - Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?". YouTube. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Indie Chart.
  3. ^ "Pretty Reckless" UK Singles Chart.
  4. ^ Australia Digital Download release. Australian iTunes Store. Retrieved September 21, 2010

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