Miya Folick Stunned a Music Savvy Crowd at Echo Park Rising

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Miya Folick is the definition of a powerhouse female. She held nothing back as she belted out every lyric of her indie-rock anthems, gracing The Echo for Echo Park Rising on Saturday, Aug. 18. Folick poured her soul into her art, emanating a sound reminiscent of Queen with the spirit of Aretha Franklin. Anyone who witnessed her performance would agree: Folick's pixie haircut, black outfit, and most importantly, her powerful pipes, blew our minds. She is out latest girl crush and certainly one to watch. 

In the sea of people with big hair, long beards, Miley-Cyrus buns, and rainbow dyed hair, the entire crowd was mesmerized by Folick, who only broke eye contact to look at her equally-talented drummer and two guitarists playing intriguing cords. It was as if The Echo was Miya's church and Miya was the main choir. 

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Photo: Carter Howe

She commanded her sacred space with confident smile. When Folick sang "Deadbody," she ironically became alive, waving her body in a way that was elegant, but also powerful. The blue and purple lights set a twilight over this chant, as she sang, "Don't want your money for my silence." 

When Folick sang "Give it to Me," power surged through her body like she was the positive end of a battery and the back of The Echo the negative. Her voice was electric, and the crowd was in awe of her beautiful, electric force in a compact indoor space. Mouths open and heads banging, the crowd soaked in her brilliance. Miya threw her body and hands from side to side, getting close and personal with her fans at either ends of the stage.  

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Photo: Carter Howe

Miya Folick has the power of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, the soul of Haim, and the relevance of Chvrches. She is not a cliché feminist rock-n-roll singer; she simply embodies pure raw talent. 

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