MIYA FOLICK’S New Album ROACH
MIYA FOLICK’S NEW ALBUM ROACH (photo credit: Jonny Marlow)

MIYA FOLICK’S New Album ROACH

May 24, 2023—Roach, the highly anticipated new album from vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick, is out this Friday, May 26 via Nettwerk— pre-order/pre-save it here.

Additionally, to celebrate the album’s release, Folick confirms a run of North American headlinedates later this year, with stops in New YorkLos AngelesChicago and more—see full routing below. General on-sale begins June 2 at 10A.M. local time. 

Folick will also play a special sold-out headline show to celebrate the album release at Moroccan Lounge tomorrow, May 25 and festival slots at Life Is Beautiful and Austin City Limits this fall. Additionally, she will join The Head and the Heart/Father John Misty on a North American tour later this year, following recently wrapped dates with Dermot KennedyAly & AJ and Tove Lo—see full routing below and get tickets here

Roach features previously shared tracks, “So Clear,” which Stereogum praised as “an effervescent pop tune built around a percolating synth line, with Folick exulting in a moment of epiphany,” “Get Out Of My House,” which was featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and can be heard in the film Cora Bora—starring Meg Stalter (“Hacks”) and featuring score and original music by Folick—“Cockroach,” which was included in The New York Times Playlist, and a number of other singles. Check out her recent feature in Cosmopolitan’s Pride Issue here

Moreover, Folick has collaborated on a special limited edition t-shirt with L.A. art and design collective Brain Dead, available today in her webstore along with a vinyl pre-order and several new merch items—see a photo of the shirt below and visit the webstore 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.

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 all over the world.

“Both lyrically and vocally, Folick is a trapeze artist, plunging into uncertain, dark depths only to spring to the other side of the divide.”  —Pitchfork

“[Miya] may take your breath away.”  —NPR

“Miya Folick can predict the future and it’s as sunny as her pop songs”. —i-D Magazine

“…the kind of pipes that just don’t seem teachable.”  —Paste

“For better or for worse, my music is about my own life. It’s deeply personal and honest. While I do bend the truth for a rhyme here and there, I tried my best not to do that on Roach. It felt important for there to be lyrical transparency on this album. Urgent even. Lifesaving even!” Folick says.

Roach is about so many things, and I find myself resisting the pull to distill it into one theme. I’ve always felt drawn to art that felt specific in content but thematically panoramic. It’s about life! But, if I’m being honest, honesty is what this album is really about. Over the course of writing Roach, I discovered, or rather was shown again and again, that dishonesty and all the things that accompany it—hiding, repression, lying to others, lying to yourself, shame, etc.—are poison and need to be banished by any means necessary. Honesty is difficult and magical and requires constant attention. That’s what the Roach is about.”

LIST

MIYA FOLICK—Roach

1. Oh God
2. Bad Thing
3. Get Out Of My House
4. Nothing To See
5. Drugs or People
6. Mommy
7. 2007
8. Cockroach
9. Tetherball
10. Cartoon Clouds
11. So Clear
12. Ordinary
13. Shortstop

MIYA FOLICK LIVE

May 25—Los Angeles, CA—Moroccan Lounge
June 12—London, UK—MOTH Club
June 15—Berlin, DE—Kantine at Berghain
August 4—Salt Lake City, UT—The Gallivan Center‡§
August 5—Missoula, MT—Big Sky Brewing Company‡§
August 6—Spokane, WA—Pavilion at Riverfront‡§
August 8—Vancouver, BC—PNE Amphitheater‡§
August 9—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater‡§
August 12—Las Vegas, NV—Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – The Theater‡
August 13—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl‡§
August 15—Vail, CO—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater‡§
August 16—Vail, CO—Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater‡§
August 18—Lincoln, NE—Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater‡§
August 19—Tulsa, OK—Tulsa Theater‡§
August 20—Columbia, MO—9th Street Summerfest‡§
August 21—Madison, WI—The Sylvee‡§
August 22—Madison, WI—The Sylvee‡§
September 2-3—Napa, CA—Down in the Valley
Sep 14—Vancouver, BC— Rio Theatre
September 15—Seattle, WA—Barboza
September 16—Portland, OR—Polaris Hall
September 18—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
September 19—Los Angeles, CA—The Roxy Theatre
September 22—San Diego, CA—Voodoo Room
September 23—Phoenix, AZ—The Rebel Lounge
September 24—Las Vegas, NV—Life is Beautiful Festival
September 26—Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Court
September 27—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
September 29—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
September 30—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
October 2—Toronto, ON—The Great Hall
October 5—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 6—Allston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
October 7—Washington, D.C.—The Atlantis
October 8—Philadelphia, PA—The Foundry
October 10—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl
October 11—Nashville, TN—The Blue Room at Third Man Records
October 14—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits
Bold = headline date
‡ with The Head and the Heart
§ with Father John Misty
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May 26, 2023 6:00am
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