Mical ‘Teja’ Williams is one of the newer soca sensations to hit Trinidadian airwaves. The singer, songwriter, and music producer began making headlines in 2019, with songs including Lifetime, Come 2 Jam, and Self Approved. Since then, he has continued to feature prominently in the music scene, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Machel Montano, Kes, Destra Garcia, Nailah Blackman, and Olatunji. Recent songs Hall of Fame and Mas have only served to further endear him to fans, both local and international.
As with many soca artists, music has come naturally to Mical since he was very young. By the age of 11 he was already writing songs, and at 15 began using computer software to produce his music. Since then, Mical has been prolific in the Trinidadian music scene as a performer, songwriter, and producer.
Mical has been a regular performer in the International Soca Monarch competition since 2020, and has also featured in other carnival events in Trinidad. His greatest inspiration as a singer is interacting with and relating to people from all walks of life, which recharges him, giving him more motivation to produce good music.
Stylistically, Mical likes to play around with different musical genres – whilst always remaining true to his soca background. As with many other talented musicians, his creative process is inspired by the desire to be free. To him, music is therapeutic, and he uses his voice to express universal ideas such as freedom, cultural richness, love and strength in family, amongst other themes.
For all his successes in the soca music industry, Mical remains humble. He waits patiently for more breakthroughs, locally and internationally. One thing we can be sure of: he won’t be stopping any time soon.
Mical will be live in London performing at Oui Fete on Notting Hill Carnival Saturday 26 August 2023.