Vocalist, songwriter and producer Miya Folick has unveiled a new, self-produced song today, “Cockroach”—listen here and watch the visualizer by Noah Kentis here. The new track is taken from Folick’s forthcoming album, Roach, released on May 26th via Nettwerk—pre-order/
“I love this song and I am addicted to it,” Folick says. “I wrote the melody and lyrics for ‘Cockroach’ driving home from a friend’s house. It was May 2021, and I was feeling like I had spent the last couple years continuously dragging myself back up onto my feet after getting knocked around by life and circumstances out of my control (I think others may be able to relate). I got home and quickly made a demo of the melody with the keyboard parts and the guitar line. I thought it would be an interesting interlude or intro for the record, but it became something so much more powerful. I asked Sam KS to play some simple drums on it and he ended up playing this in one take, transforming the song into something that feels anthemic in its own odd way.”
Folick’s latest release follows previously shared tracks, “So Clear”, “Mommy” and “Get Out Of My House”, which can be heard in the film Cora Bora starring Meg Stalter (“Hacks”), which features score and original music by Folick and recently premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.
Additionally, Folick will host a Roach album release event at The Short Stop in Los Angeles on May 23rd, with further details to be announced soon. Folick will also play a special sold-out headline show to celebrate the album release at Moroccan Lounge on May 25th and will join The Head and the Heart/Father John Misty on a North American tour later this year, following recently wrapped dates with Dermot Kennedy and Aly & AJ — see full dates below and get tickets here.
Moreover, Folick recently launched her new Roach webstore, which includes a vinyl pre-order and several new merch items—see here.