First Listen: Mica Millar "Preaches" to us on new single

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    (February 15, 2022) Cited by BBC Introducing as “one of the best vocalists in the UK,” Mica Millar is shining forth as one of the emerging vocal talents in the world of soul music. The Manchester-born singer-songwriter explores a plethora of styles including gospel, soul, blues, jazz and ‘60’s Motown. And she does virtually all of that inside her latest single, “Preacher Man.”

    With lyrics exploring matters of the heart and the willpower to escape the grips of ruthless capitalism, the song’s performance is enriched with soulful piano, Sunday morning gospel hand claps, and a gritty drive that matches the energies of Joss Stone and Florence Welch.

    (February 15, 2022) Cited by BBC Introducing as “one of the best vocalists in the UK,” Mica Millar is shining forth as one of the emerging vocal talents in the world of soul music. The Manchester-born singer-songwriter explores a plethora of styles including gospel, soul, blues, jazz and ‘60’s Motown. And she does virtually all of that inside her latest single, “Preacher Man.”

    With lyrics exploring matters of the heart and the willpower to escape the grips of ruthless capitalism, the song’s performance is enriched with soulful piano, Sunday morning gospel hand claps, and a gritty drive that matches the energies of Joss Stone and Florence Welch.

    Mastered at the famed Abbey Road Studios, this spirited single is the first to come from the batch of new songs expected to land on Millar’s debut LP, Heaven Knows, which is slated for release in June. But the road to its arrival came with its share of challenges. From the raging coronavirus pandemic forcing studio sessions into remote recording to a painful back injury back in 2020 that almost left her paralyzed, Millar endured and pushed forward with ambition.

    This new season of original music also comes with fresher responsibilities as the UK singer executive produced and directed the concept video for “Preacher Man.” It’s a refreshing creative credit that shows her tenacity and strong willingness for the song’s propelling presentation. 

    Millar is already making inroads internationally, and we are proud to show off her latest single in this SoulTracks First Listen. Let us know if you’re “feeling the spirit.” 

    By J Matthew Cobb

    Mica Millar – “Preacher Man”

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