MIYA FOLICK – ” Trouble Adjusting “

Posted: May 12, 2017 in MUSIC
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It’s been a minute since we last heard from the Los Angeles-based Miya Folick, whose slow but steady stream of folk- and punk-infused releases have amounted to some well-deserved buzz and anticipation towards a full-length debut. You’ll have to keep being patient for that one, but in the meantime, Folick has put together the “Give it to Me” EP, its a follow up to the  2015 “Strange Darling” EP.

The new project Miya Folick’s first release on Terrible Records also takes a page from that decade, though here it’s a decidedly louder, more ruthless one, a la last year’s standalone releases like “Pet Body” and “God Is a Woman”—to say nothing of her and her band’s shredded-up live shows.

You know a song is great when you want to hear it again straight after your first listen, Miya Folick’s “Trouble Adjusting,” , is one of those songs, and that recall might have as much to do with its unhinged grunge hooks as with its subject matter .

“No underwear / I went to the laundromat / I just stood and stared / I’m sorry Mom / I’ve lived alone for so long / but I’m still having trouble adjusting,” she sings, her quiet anxiety unraveling into screams. “How am I to do it again / If I can’t recall how I was in the beginning?”

 

Here’s what Folick says about the new song and EP, due out later this summer:

“I was writing an album and realized there were a group of songs that didn’t seem to fit, but were also songs that I had been playing live with my band for a while,” she says. “I wanted a proper documentation of the particular sound and energy of our live show, to share but also for myself. My life has changed a lot in the last couple years and that has so much to do with these songs and the people who have been playing them with me. I didn’t even consider myself a musician two years ago. This song is probably a bit of a reaction to that—new people, new environments, new experiences all flooding into my life at top speed, and me trying to navigate them without losing myself. I’m very grateful for the life I have, but sometimes I’m not very good at living it.”

Listen to the Miya Folick’s “Trouble Adjusting” below.

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