We’ve always seen live performance as more telling to a musician’s talent than all else. Get rid of the production, the dancers and the lights and you have what hides beneath: either raw talent or shameful disappointment. A good show can force you into the emotional ether in seconds and rising NY pop artist Sizzy Rocket offers just that.
Each show feels different—is different. With a simple switch in tempo, what was once a power-pop anthem filled with hair flipping and glitter bombs can become something heart-wrenching and palpable. True to her name, Rocket launches listeners and onlookers into an emotional fugue destined for self-discovery. Her versatility, be it vocally or aesthetically, makes her different. That’s when the light bulb clicked.
“I wanted to create something where the songs get their chance to shine – nothing in the way,” Rocket said. “The stage is a place where my songs really come to life. There’s energy and it’s raw and unmatchable.” We built on this to create something she’d never done. It needed to be visceral, subtle and intimate, yet powerful. We wanted the viewer to feel as though they were walking into a rehearsal, be it a very stylized one.
In addition to “Need Somebody” and “Bad Kids,” Sizzy chose to perform a cover of “Antidote” by Travi$ Scott. “I chose Antidote because I fucking love that song,” she said. “It makes me feel like Sid Vicious.”
Watch Sizzy Rocket perform live at Roll Gate Studio exclusively for BULLETT, below: