Today, Tuesday, 8th March is International Women’s Day and to commemorate the occasion rising Manchester soulstress, MICA MILLAR is releasing a brand new single… ‘Girl’.

Ms Millar has been turning heads for a few years now most notably with her last single, the powerful ‘Preacher Man’ . It was a big tune in many ways and offered perspectives on escaping from capitalism in pursuit of what it truly means to be human.

Mica’s new ‘Girl’ is equally powerful both sonically and lyrically. The music’s message implores us to reflect, accept and take inspiration from the commonalities of our respective journeys through life.  The singer says:  “Other women’s stories can be like looking at a reflection of your own life. There’s something really special about the connections we make when we share what we’re going through and encourage and empower each other.” The insistent, 60s-flavoured music perfectly suits the lyrical theme. Recorded between Mica’s studio in Manchester and Hive Mind Studios in Brooklyn,  the cut’s catchy and riff laden – a perfect showcase for Ms M’s passionate, smoky, soulful voice that betrays the influences that classic soul has had on her!

‘Girl’ is  taken from Mica’s self-written, arranged and produced, debut album ‘Heaven Knows’ . We’re  told that the long player will explore themes of human nature, spirituality, love, oppression, inequality and empowerment and draws inspiration from a plethora of vintage soundscapes, most notably soul, blues, gospel and jazz. It’s set for release in June.