Vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick confirms her new album, Roach, is slated for release on May 26 via Nettwerk. Today, a new single, “Get Out Of My House,” debuts alongside a visualizer by Noah Kentis—listen here and watch here.
“‘Get Out of My House’ was one of the first songs I wrote for my second album,” Folick says. “It’s about a person, but it’s also about a certain bad habit and a certain bad feeling. ‘Get them all out of the house,’ is what I’m saying. It is absolutely an exorcism.”
Roach is Folick’s clearest and most direct work yet, eschewing some of the lyrical and musical obfuscations she layered onto her 2018 debut album, Premonitions. With earworm melodies, heart-wrenching poetry, eclectic production and anchored by Folick’s once-in-a-lifetime voice, Roach straddles a line between pop and something more experimental. She enlisted a team of collaborators who she trusted to bring out 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 sounds as honest and intimate as the subject matter at hand, a candid snapshot of where she is now and what it took to get there.
Roach picks up where 2007, Folick’s critically acclaimed EP from last year, left off, completing the story of one woman’s imperfect life, all the highs and lows included. A document of an adult in progress, Roach chronicles Folick’s struggle to grow up and move through major life changes, reckoning with what it means to leave her youth behind and wearing the hardship endured like a badge of honor. “It’s an album about trying to get to the core of what life really is,” she explains. “I think over the course of writing this record, I actually did the work and got closer to the person that I really want to be, even if that path isn’t linear and I still have moments where I disappoint myself, where I’m angry with myself.”
Folick’s EP from last year, 2007, was released 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. Folick has also scored a new film to be released later this year. Cora Bora, directed by Hannah Utt and the first feature to star Meg Stalter (“Hacks”), features score and original music by Folick.
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.