EMMY® Award-nominated actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter John Roberts will release his debut EP Looking on July 26. Today he shares the second single, “Dirty Little Secrets” which both musically and lyrically reflects perhaps darker side of dance music. Of the track John says, “I was thinking of the trashy side of the Jersey Shore. You’ve got that summer lady getting shitfaced and being gloriously bad in the first verse. The second is all about a guy who’s a hot mess, but he’s celebrating that. Everyone has their dirty little secrets. Those nine-to-five people in suits turn into freaks on the weekend!””
Roberts is excited to announce his first live performance in support of the Looking EP. He will play at Los Angeles’ famed “School Night” party at Bardot (1737 Vine St, LA, CA) on July 15. RSVP for tickets here, admission is free.
“Dirty Little Secrets” was produced by Jonathan Bates (Big Black Delta/Mellowdrone). Roberts previously shared the EP’s title track and Radio.com noted, “”Over a throbbing electro-rock beat, the Emmy-nominated Roberts seductively swings from a sultry whisper to a dynamic, dominating howl. “Looking” manages somehow to teeter on the edge of danger, while still dropping the phrase “je ne sais quoi” unflinchingly. “
At the onset of the early nineties, he fell in love with the rave scene. Going from music lover to being in a band was a no-brainer and Roberts found himself the front-man for NYC’s Opti-Grab. The group released one album—feed ya like a lion, make ya bounce like a bunny—and toured restlessly. Bringing things full circle, former tourmates Blondietapped him to drop some lyrical fire on “Love Level” from their critically acclaimed 2017 chart-topper Pollinator. Hitting the road on the fan favorite Bob’s Burgers Live show satiated his performance hunger to a degree, but a chance meeting led to an introduction with Big Black Delta and the germination of the Looking EP.
Looking unlocks another side of Roberts. He confidently steps into a new role as a larger-than-life electro rockstar as brilliant as he is bombastic. It’s just the right time for him to unleash this body of work.
“We’re in some really hot water these days, but the music isn’t too political all the same,” he leaves off. “I hope it can be a release and make listeners feel all-inclusive in the end.”