Los Angeles-based artists Petey and Miya Folick share their latest collaboration “Haircut” via Terrible Records and take us down our own string of questionable hair motives. Be it a “quarter life crisis” or a simple need for change, the relatable nature of “Haircut” tugs at our internal breakdowns with a golden, slacker stamp of lighthearted reassurance.
This slack, folktronica sound which consumes the production is a natural fitting for the two and pads their emotionally tinged delivery. Warm and carefree, the transparent soundscape juxtaposes the equally unguided words which are written as coming-to-age diary entries: “I was in a quarter life crisis / And I can explain / I’d been feelin so different / About all the same things / Remember that summer when I shaved my head / just to prove that I had control over somethin?”
Translating the indie earworm to its visual counterpart, and shot in Petey’s backyard, the two artists are casually seen in a moment of recollection as Folick eventually takes the clippers to her own head. Stoic at times, but always gentle, the matter-of-fact recital is somehow cathartic, to say the least.
“‘Haircut’ is a very fun song I wrote with my friend Miya about getting an extreme haircut and not wanting to talk about it,” says Petey. “I hope you like it. it was really fun to make. We recorded it in Miya’s apartment.”
“Petey started this song and showed it to me. I immediately related,” says Folick. “Just scroll through my feed to see a history of emotional haircuts. I really love the way it turned out. And it’s one of my mom’s favorite songs that I’ve made!”
Stay tuned for an upcoming LP by Folick, set to be released soon, and the possibility of Fred Durst emerging from Petey’s tarp again.
Cover photo: Will Crane