Jazz FM’s ‘Soul Act of the Year’ Mica Millar returns with single ‘Trouble’, lifted from her debut album Heaven Knows with a cinematic new music video out now.
Packed with attitude, this fierce track from the UK Soul artist incorporates searing organs and a rich palette of voices while tackling themes of karma, fate and resilience. Lyrically, the song warns of the perils in taking risks, yet the bold and confident music counterbalances them with an encouraging tone to give it a shot. The accompanying, soon to be revealed, music video follows the journey of a man’s life from childhood to adulthood as he carries and attempts to offload his metaphorical karma in the form of a suitcase.
”The idea for this video was originally inspired by my grandad’s story. He had a bit of a ‘colourful life’, let’s say… but the message that he tried to impart on me before he died was that instead of fighting his demons he was acknowledging his mistakes and trying to make amends by doing some good in the world. That was his way of ‘repenting’ I suppose. That’s the sentiment I wanted to convey through the video. ” says Mica.
Already picked by many a critic as an album highlight, ‘Trouble’ has also had a ton of European support, making its way into mainstream radio playlists in Germany, Italy SWR 1, WDR 5, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Radio 24 and many more – the latest in a string of continued coverage across Europe. Other singles from ‘Heaven Knows’ have received radio airplay across France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Poland. The album was also named by Germany’s Pop Magazine as one of the ‘Best Albums of 2022’, along with previous single ‘Preacher Man’ making their ‘Best Songs of 2022.’ Making the most of this continental momentum Mica will soon be announcing some special European tour dates for this summer.
“It’s been amazing and encouraging to see people from all over Europe starting to hear the album and though I’m just announcing UK dates for now, I will definitely be announcing some European dates very soon too!”
Before then Mica continues to add more shows to her first ever national headline tour – opening at London’s prestigious Jazz Cafe, and including headline slots for Manchester Jazz Festival and Leeds Jazz Festival – plus new shows added across Scotland. The full list of dates so far can be found below with the additional shows in Scotland going on-sale Friday 10th Feb..
MICA MILLAR UK TOUR ANNOUNCED – TICKETS HERE
WITH FESTIVAL APPEARANCES CONFIRMED
5th May – Jazz Cafe, London
21st May – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
25th May – Band on the Wall (Manchester Jazz Festival), Manchester
30th May – The Wardrobe (Leeds Jazz Festival), Leeds
17th June – Summer Hall, Edinburgh
18th June – Òran Mór, Glasgow
19th June – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Expect to hear the sensational ‘Heaven Knows’ performed in full with Mica’s outstanding live band, plus other surprises soon to be revealed… Early bird tickets for Manchester sold out within the first hour of going on sale, so don’t hesitate and grab your tickets here
As well as the above, Mica Millar is confirmed to appear at the following festivals, cementing her position as one of the most in-demand new soul artists of the year. Catch her live at:
27th & 28th April – Cheltenham Jazz Festival
10th June – Cambridge Club Festival
2nd July – Love Supreme Festival – Glynde, East Sussex
9th July – Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul – Birmingham
15th July – Wigan International Jazz Festival