Sizzy Rocket is the cool best friend you wish you had growing up — the one who doused herself in glitter and moved to New York to start a punk band. And that’s exactly what she did, along with booking her own shows at underground clubs and releasing secret songs via Dropbox to her rabid Twitter following. During her time in New York, Sizzy worked with top tier producers which led to a deal with UMPG and songwriting cuts with all the cool girls of pop, from Noah Cyrus to Bea Miller to Hey Violet.
When she’s not trading fan mail with her cult, Sizzy is either building her own independent record label, designing and packaging her own merch, or booking her own tours. Sizzy challenges what it means to be a pop artist in 2020 with her DIY approach, openly queer and unapologetic lyricism, and her genre-blending musicality that takes influence from punk, rock, pop and beyond.
In this article, we chat with Sizzy Rocket and ask her a few questions about her journey.
Your journey has been anything but ordinary. What’s the best advice you’ve received along the way? The best advice I’ve ever received was from Jessica Rivera. She gave me my first publishing deal and was my first real believer. She told me to put blinders on, keep my head down, and focus on the work!
Is there a message that you think every woman should hear? I think every woman should know that it’s okay to be loud, passionate, and expressive! So often we are expected to be quiet and perfect and well-behaved, but I truly think that’s a false narrative.
Have you always had confidence in yourself? Definitely not — confidence is something that I had to work really hard to achieve. Figuring out how to love yourself and changing your internal dialogue isn’t easy, but with strength and patience, I realized that I get to define myself and my confidence.