Indie Rocker Miya Folick Can Cry to Any Song on This Playlist

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists by Rick Owens, Daniel Fisher, a.k.a. Physical Therapy, and The Papi Juice Collective. This week, we talk to indie musician Miya Folick, whose latest album Roach tells a gut-wrenching tale of resilience. With songs like “Bad Thing” (co-written by Mitski) and “Cockroach,” Folick’s music is inventive, honest, and perfect for dancing (or screaming alone in your bedroom). For Interview, the artist put together a very vibey and ethereal playlist, featuring some of her more niche favs, including Olivia Kaplan, and answered our questionnaire, declaring Rosalía “mother” and Joni Mitchell the world’s greatest lyricist.


Where do you dance? Inside my body.

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Wired for walking and making music. Bluetooth for running and business.

Fuck, marry, kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music: Fuck them all, marry Tidal.

What was your first concert? NSYNC.

What song on this playlist, if any, makes you cry? I can cry to any of them.

Name your favorite artist no one knows about? If you don’t know who Olivia Kaplan is then I feel sorry for you!!

Who is mother? Rosalía.

Who makes you laugh? My nieces and nephews.

What do you listen to in the car? Nia Archives, Lola Indigo, Maren Morris, Cocteau Twins, my own demos, nothing at all.

What’s your go-to meal when you’re on the road? For meals, I just wanted something that is satisfying and has some vegetables. I’ve become pretty adaptable. But for treats–I am looking for something very specific. I want cardamom, pistachio, rose water, honey, and amaretto– these are the flavors I need.

What do you listen to when you’re trying to feel peaceful? Binaural beats or Gia Margaret.

Dream collaborator? YYYs.

Greatest lyricist of all time? Joni Mitchell.

Is Instagram dead? It’s a haunted house.

Depop or thrift stores? Thrift stores!

What defines a roach? A roach is cringe but a roach never dies.