Stream The Rocket Summer’s ‘Zoetic’


With a few days left until the release of his new album, Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer, is giving fans the chance to stream the new record in full. On Wednesday (Feb. 24), the musician teamed up with Entertainment Weekly to stream Zoetic in its entirety a couple of days early. The new record features previously released songs “UNI,” “Cold War,” and lead single “Same Air.” In conjunction with the ahead-of-time stream, Avary sat down with the publication to answer a few questions.

As it turns out, this record might be the “hardest” album the act has put out. “There wasn’t much thought of, ‘Is this a Rocket Summer album?’ when I was making it. I pushed myself to do something I never would have done in the past.”

In addition to that, Avary also revealed that there’s a lot more music where that came from and even teased that a companion album to the impending record may happen in the future. According to Avary, there were 30 to 40 songs that didn’t make the album. Listen to the songs that did make it on the album below.

Zoetic is set be released on Friday, Feb. 26 through Aviate Records. In support of the new release, The Rocket Summer will be hitting the road with Farro to tour behind the album. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen hereZoetic is the follow-up to The Rocket Summer’s 2012 release, Life Will Write The Words.

The Rocket Summer Release Video for “Same Air”

Several months after announcing plans to release a new album, with the help of fans, The Rocket Summer (aka Bryce Avary), has released the music video for his lead single, “Same Air.” The video stars the musician and actress Hannah Simone (Cece on FOX’s New Girl). While speaking with Idolator, Avary revealed how the trippy music came to be and how Simone became involved. “The directors had this trippy idea to tell a story of me falling from space through a beautiful, convoluted earth,” he explains.

“I loved the idea but didn’t want to be the only one in the video since at the heart of it, the song is about unity and how we’re all connected.” In addition to that, he unveiled how he didn’t expecting the making of the clip to be as difficult as it ended up being. “I’ve never done a video with special effects like this and the acrobatics of it all had me sore for days,” he admitted. To read the complete interview, head on over to Idolator while the video for “Same Air” can be seen below.

As of now, “Same Air” is the only confirmed track from Avary’s upcoming sixth studio album. While there has been no confirmation of a title or release date, it sounds like the album will be released early this year.