Armed with a voice capable of leaving you quivering and songwriting both piercing and humorous, Miya Folick has been building rightful praise over the last few years now, thanks to her two EP's--2015's Strange Darling and 2017's Give It To Me--that helped position her as a promising new artist. Though they boasted an often haunting and explosive guitar-driven sound, for her debut, she wanted to make the album she had been hearing in her head.

Being drawn to synthesizers and a larger and brighter sound, Folick teamed up with Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Angel Olsen, and Yves Tumor) to produce Premonitions, and the result is a shape-shifting pop album that retains some of that guitar-driven sound but mostly pushes beyond its boundaries to explore with bold colorful strokes.

Even as her music evolves and grows more ambitious, her voice thankfully remains the focal point and is as powerful and diverse as ever, fitting perfectly with the multiple stylistic shifts while her writing continues to be just as personal, funny, and sometimes painfully relatable.

With its understated keys and bobbing vocal loops, 'Thingamajig' is a haunting ballad where Folick uses her startling highs to capture the ache of admitting guilt and remorse; the playful yelps on 'Cost Your Love' offest the despair and frustration of feeling vulnerable when you don't want to.

'Deadbody' takes a somewhat ominous tone, a dark and blunt piano ballad where Folick recalls an encounter with an abuser. Tapping into the deeper parts of her vocal range, she confronts her abuser with defiant anger, refusing to be silenced, paid off, or gaslighted as her voice soars high above militant drum rolls. In a culture where women's voices (and their justifiable anger) continues to be repressed and often silenced, something like this helps lend a voice to those who feel as if they have none.

The alluring and exuberant 'Stock Image' (a song so catchy it's almost overwhelming) and the ridiculously danceable 'Stop Talking,' are in turn two glistening pieces of pop that add a new layer and twist to her sound and take things in a completely different direction.

The changes can feel a little abrupt and dizzying at first, but that's half the fun. And yet the transitions feel completely natural, almost as if you're listening to an artist growing in real time right in front of you. And it's her sprawling vocal range and smart, sharp songwriting that holds everything together, making Premonitions a thoroughly enjoyable and dazzling collection from one of the more promising artists in recent years.