Miya Folick released one of our favourite albums of late last year with her debut record Premonitions, and now she has shortly followed it up with a new track called 'Malibu Barbie' and promises of more to come soon. Talking about the inspirations for the new track, Miya says:

“’Malibu Barbie’ is about my exploration of what being a woman means to me - it’s a longing for an ideal. It’s realizing that I can go to an extreme in pursuit of physical perfection, look around, and realize that I haven’t changed. I am still longing and seeking something more. Who I am is not a place at which I can arrive.”

Touching on activities that could easily be dismissed as consumerist and preoccupied with appearance, 'Malibu Barbie' actually turns these outwardly vapid ideas into a deep and meaningful contemplation of modern standards. As ever, Folick's words are simple but pointed, and with her perfectly pitched voice they take on a more razor-edge. Of course there's a sense of carefree happiness on the surface, but the internal worries of our singer still bubble up, and by the time she signs off with "I'm still a human being," we fully understand the unspoken pressures that she's touching on here.

Miya Folick plays her first ever London headline show at The Borderline on Wednesday, May 29th (tickets).

Revisit our chat with Miya Folick about her debut album Premonitions.