Sizzy Rocket is a star, you just don’t know it yet, but by the end of this post you will. Sizzy Rocket was born on April 16, 1992 (a fellow aries). With the release of her latest album Grrl, I tell you what you need know about “the punk Taylor Swift” and why you should do yourself a favor and start listening to her.
Sizzy been around the scene for awhile since 2009 to be exact. In 2009 is where she auditioned on America’s Got Talent under the name Bri. Even then you could see the makings of what would later become Sizzy Rocket.
In 2015, Sizzy Rocket released a cover of the Beastie Boys’s Girls and changed the misogynistic song into a feminist anthem with hope of empowering young girls. She created her own version of the track that calls out the misogyny women faced on the daily. It’s a brilliant cover that takes what the original did and makes it so much better. The cover put Sizzy on the map and thus creating her first viral hit, but certainly not her last.
Bestie is essentially Katy Perry’s I Kissed A Girl, but much more gayer and therefore better. It also helps that Sizzy Rocket is a publicly queer artist. Bestie went viral which isn’t all that surprising. The song is extremely catchy and honest most likely due to that the song is inspired by a real life situation with one of Sizzy’s friends. While the music video is intentionally hilarious. Sizzy wanted to subvert the male gaze by playing into the 80s workout videos that were unintentionally erotic. Bestie may be Sizzy’s biggest hit so far, but it doesn’t mean it’s her best.
Sizzy followed Bestie up with her debut album, Thrills in 2016. My personal favorites from Thrills are the 80s influenced Need Somebody, Young & Stupid, and Champagne Room. Also in 2016, Sizzy started her own independent record label/brand Diet Punk Records.
The next year in 2017, Sizzy released an 8 song EP. The single Girls To The Front was featured on several tv shows including The Bold Type and Claws. It features Sizzy signature 80s influenced sound and vintage 80s style music video. That’s without mentioning the song is another feminist anthem, something Sizzy continues to comes back to.
On June 14, 2019, Sizzy Rocket released her sophomore album Grrl. It might be too early to say, but I believe this is the album that will make Sizzy a star. The album is fantastic, but don’t just take my word for it. Listen to it and decide for yourself. I won’t spoil the joy of listening for the first time but the title track Grrrl perfectly encapsulates the tone of the whole album.
There you have it, everything you need to know about Sizzy Rocket and why you should be listening to her. I hope I have convinced you that she’s a star. Her profile is skyrocketing (wink), so you might want to go ahead and join the cult (Sizzy’s fanbase name) because this is just the beginning for Sizzy Rocket. Better get on the rocket before she takes off.
Grrrl is out everywhere today!