Strange Darling, a six-song collection of understated, evocative pop with an emotional immediacy à la Neko Case and Cat Power. Like most songwriters, Folick has improved with age. Last year’s Give It to Me EP doubles down on her already evident voice as a songwriter, only this time she’s angrier, bolder and more willing to turn to indie rock for brash, guitar-driven crescendos. For all Folick’s sweeping joys and seething fury, her sharp wit remains a constant, forever keeping her lyrics from dipping into the sentimental. File her under ones to watch — and closely.
It’s rare for an artist without so much as a full-length album to her name to emerge with a distinct vision as both a songwriter and performer, but Miya Folick is one such individual. Her grasp of drama and melancholia arrived fully intact with her debut EP,