August 26, 2022—Much-lauded vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick shares a new track today, “Bad Thing,” co-written by Folick, Mitski and Andrew Wells and co-produced by Gabe Wax and Wells—listen here and watch the Ruby Caster-directed video here. The new song is taken from her forthcoming EP, 2007, slated for release September 9 via Nettwerk—pre-order/pre-save it here.
“The day I wrote this song, I woke up with a first-class, absolutely soul crushing hangover, after having slept for a couple fretful hours,” Folick says. “I wasn’t the kind of person who could hide a hangover, so I told Mitski and Andrew what was going on. We wrote this song. It’s about being stuck in a cycle of behavior that you can’t get out of, but it’s not bleak. There’s hope in the song. I always knew that I would get out of that cycle eventually.”
2007 is a document of an adult in progress that chronicles Folick’s struggle to grow up and reckon with what it means to leave her youth behind. In making the follow up to her debut LP, Folick eschewed some of the lyrical and musical obfuscations she layered onto Premonitions to produce her clearest and most confident work yet. Anchored by her singular voice, the songs on 2007 are emotionally straightforward, straddling a line between pop and something more experimental. Though she may not have it all figured out yet, 2007 is an honest snapshot of where she is now and what it took to get there.
The new track follows initial offerings “Nothing To See,” “Ordinary” and “Oh God,” her first new music in three years, and recent shows with Sir Chloe, Years & Years, Lucy Dacus, Band of Horses, Ian Sweet and more. Folick is also teaching a five-session songwriting workshop this month through School of Song, an online music school that has featured workshops by several acclaimed musicians including Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) and more, and has recently appeared twice at Los Angeles’ Largo, performing with both Meg Stalter and Friends and Fred Armisen and Friends.
Additionally, Folick will hit the road in the U.S. this fall, with headlining stops in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Francisco and an extensive tour across the UK/EU with Tove Lo in October and November—see full routing below and get tickets here.
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.
1. Oh God
2. Bad Thing
3. Nothing To See
5. Cartoon Clouds
MIYA FOLICK LIVE
September 15 Market Hotel Brooklyn, NY
September 27 Teragram Ballroom Los Angeles, CA
September 28 Café du Nord San Francisco, CA
September 30 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
October 1 Madame Lou’s Seattle, WA
October 29 3Olympia Theater Dublin, IE*
November 1 SWG3 Galvanizers Glasgow, UK*
November 2 Academy Manchester, UK*
November 3 O2 Institute Birmingham, UK*
November 5 The Roundhouse London, UK*
November 8 La Madeleine Brussels, BE*
November 9 Live Music Hall Cologne, DE*
November 10 Bataclan Paris, FR*
November 12 Den Atelier Luxembourg, LU*
November 13 Melkweg Amsterdam, NL*
November 15 Astra Kulturhaus Berlin, DE*
November 16 Stodola Warsaw, PL*
November 18 Vega Copenhagen, DK*
November 19 Sentrum Scene Oslo, NO*
November 21 Berns Stockholm, SE*
November 22 Berns Stockholm, SE*
* with Tove Lo