Los Angeles singer-songwriter Miya Folick has released a new single, “Deadbody,” which follows the release of her 2017 EP Give It To Me.
The song was co-written by Folick and Justin Raisen and was also co-produced by the duo, with additional production from Yves Rothman and Luke Niccoli. The track features synths, guitars, piano and drums, and even beatboxing from Folick, as well.
The complex, meloncholy track adds musical layers as it progresses, but the one constant is Folick’s gripping, jaw-dropping vocal performance, which immediately stops you in your tracks and adds much-needed human soul to the electronically constructed song. Her voice sits proudly alongside powerful modern vocal greats like PJ Harvey and Sinead O’Connor.
According to a press release, Folick wrote the song after reading a Lupita Nyong’o interview about Harvey Weinstein. The singer-songwriter said of the inspiration behind the track:
I wrote “Deadbody” after reading article after article about people’s exploitation by people and power structures, and then talking to my friends about our own heavy experiences. I felt defeated by the weight and pervasiveness of the system we are fighting. I needed something to sing that felt hopeful but fierce. I wanted to growl and be demanding and defiant. “Deadbody” was meant for me and you to sing together, to make us feel empowered, strong, and exhilarated by our own resilience.
Folick will support Kate Nash on an upcoming 21-date North American tour this April and May, which includes shows in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Portland, Toronto, Detroit and more.
Listen to “Deadbody” below and check out Folick’s upcoming tour dates further down.
Miya Folick Tour Dates:
04 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Imperial #
05 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox #
07 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre #
09 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore #
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre #
12 – San Diego, Calif. @ Observatory North Park #
13 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory #
14 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom #
16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot #
17 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre #
19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line #
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ Park West #
21 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic #
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club #
24 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral #
25 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale #
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts #
28 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre #
29 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground #
30 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club #
02 – New York City, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza #
(# – supporting Kate Nash)