Miya Folick Unveils New Song “Bad Thing” + Video; New EP ‘2007’ Out September 9 VIA Nettwerk

August 26, 2022 BY Claire Julian

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 ChloeYears & YearsLucy DacusBand of HorsesIan 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.

MIYA FOLICK—2007

1. Oh God
2. Bad Thing
3. Nothing To See
4. 2007
5. Cartoon Clouds
6. Ordinary

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