EXCLUSIVE: TĀLĀ Inverts The Objectification Of Women On Empowered New Album Cut “Birthday Cake”

In the first half of next year (around the April mark), alt-R&B powerhouse TĀLĀ will release her hotly-anticipated debut album via her own The Duchess label. We’ve already had a couple of singles from the album—“Bedtime” and “On Top”—and now we’re being treated to a third, the bouncy and sharp-witted “Birthday Cake”.

As she explains below, the track is a response to the objectification of women in music videos and was written late at night with songwriting collaborator Robbie McDade in the back of an Uber. “We went straight back to the studio and I jammed out a quick idea and laid some drums down,” TĀLĀ explained. “We both loved this idea of food and this birthday cake lyric.”

“To me, it was the female’s response to Lil Wayne’s ‘Lollipop’,” she added. “There are still so many songs that objectify women heavily. From an early age, we are told that it is most important to be sexy and stay young and beautiful. It’s a common theme: women as sexual objects.”

Posted on November 14, 2018