NEWS: Jazz FM’s ‘Soul Act of the Year,’ Mica Millar, returns with ‘Trouble’ video

NEWS: Jazz FM’s ‘Soul Act of the Year,’ Mica Millar, returns with ‘Trouble’ video

Jazz FM’s ‘Soul Act of the Year’ Mica Millar returns with single ‘Trouble’, taken from her debut album, Heaven Knows, with a cinematic new music video.

Packed with attitude, this fierce track from the UK Soul artist incorporates searing keyboards and a rich palette of voices, 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 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.

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”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 plenty of European support, making its way into mainstream radio playlists across Europe. Making the most of this continental momentum,z 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!”

Mica celebrated a huge win at Jazz FM Awards 2022 last November, securing the prestigious award for ‘Soul Act of the Year’ whose former recipients include Philip Bailey, Jon Batiste, Jill Scott, Moonchild and Poppy Ajudha. Riding high on her win, Mica performed at Jazz Voice, the opening gala of the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Royal Festival Hall soon after, with backing from the 42-piece Festival Orchestra.

Mica continues to add more shows to her first ever national headline tour opening at London’s prestigious Jazz Cafe, including headline slots for Manchester Jazz Festival and Leeds Jazz Festival with new shows added across Scotland. The full list of dates so far can be found below:


5th  – Jazz Cafe, London

21st– Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

25th – Band on the Wall (Manchester Jazz Festival), Manchester

30th – The Wardrobe (Leeds Jazz Festival), Leeds


17th  – Summer Hall, Edinburgh

18th  – Òran Mór, Glasgow

19th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Expect to hear ‘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. Find tickets for all her shows  here

As well as the above, Mica 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– Cheltenham Jazz Festival


10th – Cambridge Club Festival


2nd  – Love Supreme Festival – Glynde, East Sussex

9th  – Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul – Birmingham

15th – Wigan International Jazz Festival

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