Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas share a video for their new single “Talking To Myself,” from their highly anticipated debut album Growing Up. The black and white Ryan Baxley-directed video is a playful tribute to the classic Twilight Zone episode “Living Doll.”
Of the song, the band’s Lucia de la Garza says “The song is about the spiral you go into when you’re lonely. You start to question yourself and all the decisions you’ve made. I’m always looking back on conversations and going “Oh, I should have said this, I should have said that”. But it’s also about needing other people, not just for reassurance, but because we’ve all learned from the pandemic that you need other people to talk to in order to stay sane.”
Lucia de la Garza on the “Talking To Myself” video: “Originally, the concept for the video was we would hold up puppets and we would play around with those. Later, we sort of got inspiration from the Twilight Zone’s Talky Tina (from the Living Doll episode), and we wanted to do something a little darker. That’s why it’s in black and white. A lot of it is shot at our house and in our backyard, and it was just really fun to make and storyboard with the Mind Palace.”
Last month, The Linda Lindas announced their debut album with an Humberto Leon-directed video for its title track “Growing Up.” To celebrate the album announcement, the band performed the song on The Late Late Show with James Corden.
The Linda Lindas will play headline shows in Los Angeles at The Troubadour on April 10th and New York City at the Mercury Lounge on May 1st – both shows sold out immediately. They also have U.S. dates opening for Jawbreaker in the spring, and festivals in Oakland, Las Vegas, and Japan.
Photo Courtesy: Zen Sekizawa