MIYA FOLICK’S NEW ALBUM ROACH OUT MAY 26; DEBUTS NEW TRACK “GET OUT OF MY HOUSE”

January 24, 2023 BY Claire Julian

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.”

Additionally, Folick will open for Aly & AJ on their North American spring tour—see full routing below and find more information here.

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 PitchforkNPROur CultureAlt Press and more and features singles, “Bad Thing,” co-written by Folick, Mitskiand 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 Uttand 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.

MIYA FOLICK—Roach

1. Oh God

2. Bad Thing

3. Get Out Of My House

4. Nothing To See

5. Drugs or People

6. Mommy

7. 2007

8. Cockroach

9. Tetherball

10. Cartoon Clouds

11. So Clear

12. Ordinary

13. Shortstop

MIYA FOLICK LIVE

March 30—Oakland, CA—Fox Theatre*

April 1—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom*

April 2—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre*

April 4—Denver, CO—The Fillmore*

April 6—Minneapolis, MN—The Fillmore*

April 7—Madison, WI—The Orpheum Theater*

April 8—Chicago, IL—The Riviera Theatre*

April 10—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*

April 11—Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle*

April 12—Orlando, FL—House of Blues*

April 14—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz*

April 15—Silver Spring, MD—The Fillmore*

April 16—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore*

April 19—Toronto, ON—History*

April 21—Boston, MA—MGM Music Hall*

April 22—New York, NY—Hammerstein Ballroom*

May 12—Salt Lake City, UT—Kilby Block Party

* with Aly & AJ