Since releasing her first EP, Strange Darling, in 2015, Miya Folick has been a force to be reckoned with.
Her albums, as well as her support dates with artists like Dermot Kennedy, Aly & AJ, and Tove Lo, have caught the attention of both fans and critics. “Both lyrically and vocally, Folick is a trapeze artist, plunging into uncertain, dark depths only to spring to the other side of the divide,” Pitchfork says of the LA musician.
Folick brought her critically acclaimed soaring performance to Boston on The Roach Tour.
Under moody red and violet lights, Miya performed songs from her latest album ROACH, which was released in May.
Despite the packed room, Miya made Brighton Music Hall feel intimate, like a chill house show in someone’s living room. The way she interacted with the crowd made her performance feel personal and safe.
As Miya introduced “Stop Talking,” a track from her debut album Premonitions, she reminisced about a conversation with two of her fans while on tour with Aly and AJ. The brother and sister had requested that she play the song in Boston. “I have a brother!,” the sister shouted from the crowd, surprising both Miya and other audience members. Reunited, Miya was happy to uphold her promise.
The interaction didn’t stop there. Her powerful stage presence and electric vocals had the crowd screaming singing, “cause I’m a fucking cockroach,” during her performance of “Cockroach.”
Other songs on the 15-song setlist included “What We Wanna” from the AppleTV+ series The Buccaneers and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River.”
The audience left invigorated, perhaps with a few new friends, including Miya.
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Photos by: Alexandra Santos