Singer, songwriter, and musician Miya Folick was born and raised in Santa Ana, California. After graduating from high school in 2007, she studied acting at New York University for two years before heading back to the West Coast and graduating from the University of California in 2011. Initially interested in theater, she refocused her attention on music and released her first EP, STRANGE DARLING, in 2015. Her following began to grow with the release of two singles in 2016 – “Pet Body” and “God is a Woman” – and her second EP, GIVE IT TO ME, in 2017. However, the best was yet to come…
In 2018, Miya Folick released her debut album, PREMONITIONS, to critical acclaim. Featuring the singles “Dreadbody,” “Thingamajig,” “Freak Out,” “Stop Talking,” and “Stock Image,” the album was co-produced by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX / Angel Olsen) and introduced a deeper, more emotional layer to her sound. Influenced more by classical music and iconic singer / songwriters like Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell, her music was often compared to Sinead O’Connor, The Cranberries, and Tori Amos. Miya then released a 2022 EP called 2007, which earned her even more accolades.
A year on from the 2007 EP, Miya Folick returns with her second proper album, ROACH. Featuring musical collaborations with Gabe Wax (War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes), Mike Malchicoff (King Princess, Bo Burnham), and Max Hershenow (MS MR), the album features even more layers than her previous releases while still remaining intimate and honest. While tracks like “Bad Thing,” “Oh God,” and “Get Out of My House” are already firm favorites of fans, they only scratch the surface of what you’ll find on ROACH. This is an album of many moods and atmospheres and can go from playful to sullen and serious in just a few bars. These may be Miya’s journey, but the listener can’t help but be drawn into the emotion. Isn’t that what music is all about?