Miya Folick

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Miya Folick
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Background information
Birth nameMiya Folick
BornSanta Ana, California
OriginLos Angeles, California
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2014–present
Websitemiyafolick.com

Miya Folick is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter and musician[1]. She released her first EP Strange Darling in May 2015[2]. Her debut album, Premonitions, was released in October, 2018[1].

Personal Life[edit]

Miya Folick was born in Santa Ana, California. She is half Japanese and half Russian and was raised as a Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist[1], learning to play the taiko drums in a church group. She later attended New York University to study acting[3] and the University of Southern California. During a gap semester, a high school friend taught her how to play guitar.[1] She later started her band using Tinder, where she created a profile that said, "looking for a band."[4]

Career[edit]

Miya released her debut EP, Strange Darling, in December 2015[2][1]. The EP was followed with two singles, “Pet Body” (2) and “God Is a Woman” in 2016 prior to the release of her second EP Give It To Me[3][1], which was released in November 2017 by Terrible Records.[5]

In September 2018, Miya released the new song “Stop Talking”[6] and supporting music video[7][8][9]. She released her debut album, Premonitions on October 26, 2018[10][11] [1].

She joined Pale Waves and Sunflower Bean on a United States and European tour in fall 2018 [12].

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Premonitions (October 2018)

EPs[edit]

  • Give it to Me (November 2017)
  • Strange Darling (May 2015)

Singles[edit]

  • Pet Body (August 2016)
  • God Is a Woman (October 2016)
  • Stop Talking (September 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Meet Miya Folick, a Reasonable Singer-Songwriter With an Unreasonably Amazing Voice | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  2. ^ a b "Stream Miya Folick Strange Darling (". Stereogum. 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  3. ^ a b Stone, Rolling (2016-11-17). "10 New Artists You Need to Know Right Now". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  4. ^ Stone, Rolling (2016-11-17). "10 New Artists You Need to Know Right Now". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  5. ^ Weiss, Jeff (2017-11-01). "Miya Folick Will Bust Every Stereotype You Have of Actors Turned Musicians". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  6. ^ "Miya Folick gets real and cheeky on new single "Stop Talking" - EARMILK". EARMILK. 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  7. ^ "The 15 Best Tracks of September". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  8. ^ "Miya Folick - "Stop Talking" Video". Stereogum. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  9. ^ "Miya Folick Announces Debut Album, Shares Jubilant Video for New Single "Stop Talking"". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  10. ^ "Miya Folick: Premonitions". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  11. ^ "Miya Folick - 'Premonitions' album review - NME". NME. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  12. ^ "Miya Folick Readies Debut Album 'Premonitions', 2018 Fall Tour • GSLM". GSLM. 2018-10-04. Retrieved 2018-10-26.