Electro-pop-punk phenomenon Sizzy Rocket returns two years after her acclaimed LP ANARCHY with a new LP – Live Laugh Love – which will be released on November 11, 2022 on all digital platforms. The title track is available today with a companion visual stream on Sizzy’s official YouTube channel – an ode to letting go through unbridled creativity and expression. A frenetic reclamation of its own power, “Live Laugh Love” serves to inspire the underdogs, outcasts and misfits.
“Live Laugh Love is a two-year, punk art extravaganza,” says Rocket. “These songs were truly ripped from my soul at a time when I needed inspiration more than anything. I showed up to the studio everyday, fueled by bittersweet memories and wild nights. This is a collection of my favorite stories that I’ve never shared until now. And it finally feels like letting go, which is embedded in the message behind the phrase “Live Laugh Love” if you listen carefully. “
The “Live Laugh Love” music video was made with longtime collaborator Worst November. The two traveled to Laughlin, NV with a bag of cameras, a handwritten list of photos, and a duffel bag in indie-sleaze-inspired looks (point out the dazzling shades and station trucker hat- service). Filmed in a desolate strip mall in his home state of Nevada, “Live Laugh Love” centers on a carefree rocket ship using a photo booth and portable karaoke machine for its own version of a wild night out. Listening to her childhood performances in Nevada strip malls, she happily rocks to her most punky song to date, embodying the “make the most of what you’ve got” mentality.
Rocket has long been known for her DIY approach to creating her visual universe as an independent artist who draws on the strength of her originality, creativity, and authenticity to build the world of Sizzy Rocket without a major budget. . Owning her sexuality as an important part of her identity, she released a Playboy-certified sex tape music video for her 2020 single “Smells Like Sex” (a reclaiming of female power by leaking her own outrageous video), which went viral on YouTube, inspiring artists like FLETCHER (via Capitol Records) to follow suit with their own takes on the voyeuristic concept.
She adds, “Directing and editing my own music videos was such a big part of making this album. Somehow I became obsessed with analog cameras and camcorders – I see the world in a new way through them. For this particular time, I don’t think you can separate the music from the visuals – my artistry has grown so much that now they’ve become intertwined. I’m thrilled to see where my obsession with the camera and these new mediums lead me.
Sizzy Rocket challenges what it means to be a pop artist in 2022 with her DIY approach, poetic and unapologetic lyricism, and genre-blending musicianship that draws inspiration from punk, hip-hop and beyond. The Los Angeles-based artist has become the sneering face of 21st century rock ‘n’ roll thanks to her viral electro-pop-punk seductive 2016, “Bestie,” a shameless secular anthem for turning your best friend into a with benefits.
2019 saw the release of Sizzy’s second album, GRRRL, charting at #19 on the iTunes “Top Alternative Albums” chart, followed by a sold-out US tour with TV star chloe mk as her backing. 2020’s third studio album, ANARCHY (which peaked at No. 16 on the Alternative Albums Chart and Top 50 on the Genre Charts) explores his own personal chaos and delves into his punk roots for an unprecedented artistic experience.
The ticketed livestream – ANARCHY: COME TO LIFE – brought together fans and friends in a virtual performance art experience, presented live from an abandoned theme park. The album includes the single “Smells Like Sex”, accompanied by an official music video exhibited at Miami Art Week and honored by Playboy. Next, Sizzy tapped newcomers UPSAHL and Mothica for remixes of fan-favorite album tracks for 2021’s THE BITCH EP.
Last year also saw a new mixtape, TOO YOUNG TO DIE, released to his voracious cult fans via text message in a Dropbox link, accompanied by a tour with Troi Irons as backing vocals. As if that weren’t enough, his corrupting influence can be heard on songs written for artists like Blu DeTiger, Noah Cyrus, Bea Miller.
A seasoned touring artist, Sizzy has opened as direct support for GIRLI, Shamir, KITTEN and Lauren Sanderson and has performed on the main stage at PRIDE festivals in San Antonio and Grand Rapids. Now, with “Rebel Revolution” and more new music on the horizon, it’s clear that Sizzy Rocket is ready for stardom in her own right…and she’s just begun.
Watch the new music video here: