If you love the movie “Freaky Friday” you will absolutely love this up and rising Los Angeles-based all female band.
The Linda Lindas are an Asian American and Latina punk-rock band who started playing in their garage for fun. The band is made up of two sisters, their cousin and a family friend, with their ages ranging from 11 to 17 years old.
Since forming in 2018, the band has really established their punk-rock sound, and during the pandemic, they gained an active following. With their emerging recognition, actor Amy Poehler asked them to write a song for her Netflix film “Moxie.” Not too long after, they wrote a track for the Netflix documentary “The Claudia Kishi Club.”
With many punk-pop songs on their newly released debut album “Growing Up,” one that particularly stands out “Talking to Myself.” The song really shows the raw talent these girls have. It is an ideal mix of pop and punk. The single has a deeper meaning; in an interview with Rolling Stones magazine, the lead singer of the band Lucia de la Garza said, “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.”
The Linda Lindas are absolutely hitting the nail with this song. Many of us overthink every single social encounter we have throughout the day, and it can really deteriorate our mental health. The song shines a light on the situation and puts into words the spiraling feelings you have when you overthink.
The Linda Lindas are signed to Epitaph Records and continue to be a powerful symbol of feminism, showing girls of all ages that it is okay to be who you are. You can listen to them here on 104.7 KX FM or see them when they go on tour this April through October across the United States.
Review written by Sana Rashidi