The LA-based singer/songwriter discusses her debut album, Premonitions, and finding empowerment in vulnerability.
“I wanted this album to be the vehicle for a hopeful, truthful, generous and loving world,” states singer and songwriter Miya Folick. Such tranquility of mind is innate in the LA-based artist, who was raised in the way of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism, a sect of the religion often deemed the “practiceless practice” for its ethos that one must live with gratitude without depending on petitionary prayer and superstition. Whether she was successful in her mission is open for interpretation, but over the course of the album’s 10 tracks — an empowering collection of uplifting pop songs and downtempo ruminations — Folick is tireless in her effort. On today’s show, listen back to a conversation between Folick and Peak Time correspondent Harley Brown; they discuss the lessons learned in writing Premonitions, what a “thingamajig” might be and finding out that strength comes in many forms.