Miya Folick Is Here To Remind Us She’s No ‘Malibu Barbie’

Miya Folick is back not with a bang, but with a whisper.

Her latest single, “Malibu Barbie,” features Folick’s signature vocals at a much lower decibel than much of her earlier work. Over the twang of a catchy guitar line, Folick sings about consumerism and what it means to be a “Malibu Barbie,” while her background vocals provide a quiet chorus that anchor in her beautiful, but eerie lyrics. The hapa indie artist released her first EP, “Strange Darling,” in 2015 and dropped her debut studio album “Premonitions” last year. She made her claim to indie fame with her synth beats and unique vocal stylings, which can range anywhere from low, guttural growls to high-pitched screams. Hopefully, “Malibu Barbie” is just the tip of the iceberg of new content Folick will be releasing.

“[‘Malibu Barbie’] is a longing for an ideal,” the Santa Ana-born singer said in a statement to Pitchfork. “It’s realizing that I can go to an extreme in pursuit of physical perfection, look around, and realize that I haven’t changed.”

Listen to her new single here:

Be sure to catch Folick at one of her upcoming tour dates:


May 25 – London, UK, All Points East 2019
May 29 – London, UK, The Borderline
May 31 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, Best Kept Secret Festival 2019


June 2 – Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Sound Festival 2019
June 6 – Porto, Portugal, NOS Primavera Sound 2019
June 24 – Los Angeles, Checker Hall


July 27 – Denver, UMG – Underground Music Festival 2019
July 29 – Salt Lake City, Kilby Court
July 31 – Boise, The Olympic Venue


August 1 – Seattle, Neumos
August 2 – Vancouver, Canada, Fox Cabaret
August 3 – Happy Valley, Pickathon 2019
August 4 – Happy Valley, Pickathon 2019
August 7 – Las Vegas, The Bunkhouse Saloon
August 9 – San Francisco, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2019