Talia Londoner’s style and aesthetic were shaped by a uniquely flamboyant background, growing up the daughter of Penthouse’s head photographer, Hank Londoner, and prima ballerina, Susan Freedman Londoner, in an iconic LA home commonly referred to as the ‘Dollhouse.’
Boasting a bright yellow facade and an unmissable red door, each room surprised guests with a different color and floral textured wallpaper, creating a bright whimsical environment for the aspiring creative, and for the host of intriguing characters who came through its doors each day.
The Dollhouse is the birthplace of Talia Londoner’s bold and honest approach. It’s where she learned that truth and a willingness to reveal all of your colors can be a glue that brings people together.
With her most recent single, “Get It Out,” fueling the charismatic sound waves, listeners can expect to be poured into a mold of 80’s Electro-Pop meets a modern-day panache. With the simmering creation of both the single and music video for “Get It Out” being a complete family-affair, Talia Londoner incorporated Hank and Susan Londoner in the contribution of the production, design, and styling elements seen and heard.
We must admit that we’re fluently lost in the angelic crooning that Talia Londoner emanates on to her audience. Her vocalization oozes with effervescent hues of nostalgic tenors that reach out and lure us towards her magnetic pull. Each harmony exuded chimes in with such poise, as Talia Londoner hits her wide vocal range one note at a time. To elevate “Get It Out,” that much higher on the totem pole, the spellbinding visuals have us hooked on the sequence of events present in the showcase of brightly colored, retro aesthetic.
Directed by Boaz Aquino, we’re opened to a variety of intricate scenes that instill a message of having fun, and not letting the negative times affect your headspace. Talia Londoner is full of surprises, and with each presentation of her art, we submit ourselves to a fury of vivid schemes that shine brighter than the last. Be sure to engage in the uplifting antics that simmer in, “Get It Out.”
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Talia Londoner, and congratulations on the release of the single and music video for “Get It Out.” What story inspired the themes that we hear in “Get It Out?"
Hi BuzzMusic! Thank you so much for having me! I'm so happy you guys are enjoying "Get It Out.” The song was inspired by a conversation between my best friend and me. We were both going through some tough times individually and being on opposite sides of the world was especially difficult for us. She was in New York and I was - still am - in Israel. Since we couldn't be there to cry on each other's shoulder as we've always done for each other, we encouraged each other to cry, to "Get it out, we'll feel better after.” And we did. I grew up loving singing along to people like Cindi Lauper, Alanis Morissette, Madonna, Joni Mitchell - the list goes on...but I always had a thing for female artists who had something to say. I was attracted to the way they emoted the lyrics they were singing. So I always knew I wanted to create that same feeling in my music, but in my own way.
In your own words, what does this song mean to you? What are you hoping that your listeners take away from it?
It's a self-love anthem. My hopes are that it helps people to understand the importance of allowing yourself to feel their emotions, even when they are negative ones, and not to bottle them up. It's a love letter to myself and to them.
The visuals are so fun! Was this always your vision going forward with the music video? What was it like working with your parents to bring this vision to life?
Thanks, guys! When I write songs, I like to picture the settings and scenarios, the people involved and the colors that are attached to the emotions I'm trying to portray. It helps me build a story in my head, I guess. Once I finally mustered up the courage to go ahead and release "Get It Out" as my debut single, I knew immediately that there was no way I wasn't going to release it without a video. Also, I grew up in the performing arts, studying Musical Theater for the majority of my life. If there's one thing I know about myself, it's that I'm a performer, and I wanted to give myself the chance to show that side of me to whoever was watching. I'm from LA originally, and the house I grew up in was referred to by most as "The Dollhouse." Every room was a different color. My dad painted blue skies with soft clouds on my bedroom ceiling. Vintage floral wallpaper EVERYWHERE! I wanted to pay homage to the dollhouse that had aided in the creation of who I am, so we brought similar aesthetics into the video. My dad was the head photographer for Penthouse magazine for many years. After my mom stopped dancing with the New York City Ballet (to have me), she joined my dad on set styling his shoots and designing the sets, so they knew what they were doing and they're damn good at it too. Up until this shoot, I had never asked them for help, and not because they didn't offer, but because I was stubborn and didn't want "mommy and daddy's help." However, I knew that if I wanted to make a really good first impression on the world, I was going to need them. Definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made.
What is the proudest moment of your artistic career to date?
Wow, this is going to sound so cheesy, but honestly...it's releasing "Get It Out." There is nothing easy about being an independent artist and if someone tells you that, they are LYING! But it's moments like this, of working hard and achieving goals - both small and big. I think it's important to know when to give yourself a pat on the back. We're constantly forgetting to thank ourselves for all the hard work we've accomplished and the progress we've made while going down our paths. So yeah, I'm really proud of myself for getting it out!
What's next for you?
Well, you didn't think I was gonna leave you with just one, did you? I'll be releasing my debut EP in Fall 2021!