Release Date: Oct 26, 2018
Record label: Terrible Records
Premonitions, the debut album by unabashed Los Angeles singer Miya Folick, begins with an exquisite apology. Over the pearly synths, gauzy vocal intonations, and grinding cellos of gripping opener "Thingamajig," Folick takes accountability for her actions and embraces the emotional flux that comes with it--the power of taking responsibility, the powerlessness of what comes next. Amid a cultural movement where unspoken wrongs are finally being aired, only to be met by the half-hearted repentance of systemic corruption and patriarchal nonsense, her sincere plea feels like redemption.
The Californian musician's debut serves up spritely chip-punk bangers and emotive ballads. You don't need a premonition to see she has a bright future Miya Folick has one of the most emotive voices in music. Since the 2015 release of 'Strange Darling', the Cali musician's debut EP, Folick has seemingly had the ability to soothe and heal, all while threatening to move mountains with an unmistakable, earth-shattering roar.
Whereas her previous EP releases - 2015's 'Strange Darling' and 2017's 'Give It To Me' - opted for a more guitar-driven sound, for her debut album, Miya Folick opts for a more eclectic mix of influences. Jumping from the theatrical pop heights of 'Stock Image' to the delicate and moving ballad of opener 'Thingamajig' and then again to the playful 'Leave The Party and the #MeToo-inspired call to arms of 'Deadbody', the LA musician is nothing but dynamic. Many tracks on 'Premonitions' sound as if they could have come from different albums, or even different artists, with Miya's voice a versatile instrument able to sway to hit harmonious high notes in one line and tackle a rich, lower tone in the next.