Miya Folick – “Oceans”

Miya Folick - Oceans
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Los Angeles singer-songwriter Miya Folick writes with a powerful sense of conviction, her voice an unassuming alto that breaks character in gleaming bursts of indignation. Such is the case on her newest effort, “Oceans,” a brooding guitar ballad that drifts lethargically for the majority of its duration. These stark and sullen moments–where only her voice and a extremely simple guitar line interact–possess their own kind of allure, but when the drums and bass drop in they lend a sense of depth and immediacy to this devastatingly sad song. “I was talking in my sleep, I was talking to me/ I said, ‘You’re a coward,’ She said, ‘Cowards are weak.'” sings Folick. Her voice mirrors the build-up, taking on a rough coarseness that only makes her timbre more striking. The track’s musical integrity, along with Folick’s poignant songwriting and vocal delivery, mirror some of the most emotionally charged tracks on Sharon Van Etten‘s recent LP Are We There. But with only four tracks shared, Miya Folick has already proved her worth as an individual artist.

 

Angel E. Fraden

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