Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Are Golden

Song: We Are Golden
Artist: Mika
Album: We Are Golden

We Are Golden" is the first single from Mika's upcoming second studio album of the same name. The song was produced and mixed by Greg Wells and features the Andrae Crouch Gospel Choir.


The single made its radio airplay debut in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2009, on BBC Radio 2. It will be made available fordigital download on 6 September, 2009 and released as a CD single on September 7 2009. Limited edition 7" and 12" vinyl records are also released on the same day.


In an interview with Q Magazine, Mika says:

['We Are Golden' is] big sounding and aggressive, but in a good way. It's got a gospel choir on it and a kids' choir, but unlike the first record they're not singing sweetly, they're screaming at the top of their lungs.

—Mika, Q Magazine

Music Video

The music video for "We Are Golden" was shot on the 9th and 10th July 2009 in Elstree Studios. It was directed by the Swedish film director Jonas Ã…kerlund. The video is due to premiere on 4 August 2009 in the United Kingdom on Channel 4.

We Are Golden is the upcoming second studio album by pop singer Mika. It is set to be released on 21 September, 2009, under Casablanca Records through Universal Music Group.


Mika worked with producer Greg Wells, who also produced his debut album Life in Cartoon Motion. The album was recorded in Olympic Studios, London, which began in June 2008 and later moved to the Rocket Carousel Studios, Los Angeles, in September 2008. Mika has described the album's themes as dealing with his teenage years. On 20 July, 2009 in an on-air interview with DJ, Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, Mika revealed he is considering renaming the album, because he wants "something a little more ridiculous."

Cover Design

As with Mika's debut album Life in Cartoon Motion, the album art has been designed by Mika's sister (who works under thenom de plume DaWack), Richard Hogg and Mika himself. The artwork has been inspired by children's picture books from the 1940s to 1970s.

Formats and track listings

Standard edition

1."We Are Golden" Mika3:59
2."Blame It On The Girls"

3."Rain" Mika, Jodi Marr
4."Dr John"

5."I See You"

6."Blue Eyes" Mika
7."Good Gone Girl"

8."Touches You"

9."By The Time" Mika, Imogen Heap
10."One Foot Boy"

11."Toy Boy" Mika, Jodi Marr
12."Pick Up Off The Floor"

iTunes bonus track
13."Lady Jane" Mika3:20

Special deluxe edition

Disc One

13."Lover Boy" (Bonus track)Mika
iTunes bonus track
14."Lady Jane" Mika3:20

Disc Two - Mika Live at Sadler’s Wells

1."Grace Kelly" Mika, Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Dan Warner
2."Lady Jane" Mika
3."Stuck In The Middle" Mika
4."Lonely Alcoholic" Mika
5."Blue Eyes" Mika
6."Toy Boy" Mika, Jodi Marr
7."Billy Brown" Mika
8."Good Gone Girl" Mika
9."Over My Shoulder" Mika
10."Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" Mika
11."Love Today" Mika
12."Blame It On The Girls" Mika
13."Happy Ending" Mika
14."Lollipop" Mika
15."My Interpretation" Mika, Jodi Marr, Richie Supa
16."Rain" Mika


We Are Golden

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