CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH ALY & AJ, FATHER JOHN MISTY/THE HEAD AND THE HEART DATES TO FOLLOW
April 14, 2023—Vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick unveils a new song today, “So Clear,” co-written and produced by Folick and Max Hershenow (MS MR)—listen here and watch the visualizer by Noah Kentis here. The new track is taken from Folick’s forthcoming album, Roach, slated for release on May 26 via Nettwerk.
Folick’s latest release follows the recently shared, “Mommy,” praised by Uproxx as a “haunting ballad and “Get Out Of My House,” which was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and can be heard in the film Cora Bora, which recently premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. The film, directed by Hannah Utt and the first feature starring Meg Stalter (“Hacks”), features score and original music by Folick.
Additionally, Folick recently wrapped a run of European dates with Dermot Kennedy and is currently on a North American tour with Aly & AJ, with a handful of North American dates with The Head and the Heart/Father John Misty to follow—see full routing below and get tickets here.
With earworm melodies, heart-wrenching poetry, eclectic production and anchored by Folick’s once-in-a-lifetime voice, Roach is a document of where Folick is now and what it took to get there, all the head-spinning highs and soul-crushing lows included. Lyrically, the album prioritizes an honest and simple approach—following the release of her 2018 debut album, Premonitions, Folick got the sense that the only way forward was to dig beneath the dense poetry she used to hide behind and put her most honest foot forward, no matter how uncomfortable that process may be. Not only does Roachaccomplish this, but it goes a step beyond too, with Folick learning to wear the hardship she has endured like a badge of honor. “It’s an album about trying to get to the core of what life really is,” she explains.
With radical honesty as the guiding approach, Folick enlisted a team of collaborators who she trusted to expose the grittier side of her artistry, including Gabe Wax (War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes), Mike Malchicoff (King Princess, Bo Burnham), Max Hershenow (MS MR) and a team of some of LA’s best players. The result is an album that, in classic Folick style, straddles a line between pop and something more experimental and sounds as brutally direct and intimate as the subject matter at hand.
Folick’s 2007 EP was released last year to critical acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR, Our Culture, Alt Press and more and features singles, “Bad Thing,” co-written by Folick, Mitski and Andrew Wells, “Nothing To See,” “Ordinary” and “Oh God,” her first new music in three years. After the release, Folick embarked on a headlining North American and UK/EU tour, with stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin and more, followed by an extensive tour across the UK/EU with Tove Lo in October and November.
Raised in Santa Ana, CA and now living in Los Angeles, Folick first attracted acclaim with two EPs, 2015’s Strange Darling and 2017’s Give It To Me EP. Folick’s 2018 Terrible Records/Interscope debut album Premonitions drew critical praise from NPR, GQ, Pitchfork, The FADER and many more; landed her a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR and saw her sell out headline shows and play festivals the world over.