Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Song: Celebrate
Artist: Mika
Album: The Origin of Love

After bursting onto the scene with his debut album "Life in Cartoon Motion," in 2007, British singer-songwriter Mika had a bit of a sophomore slump with '09's "The Boy Who Knew Too Much."  He's gearing up to release his third album, "The Origin of Love" in September.  It's said to be "less child-like, and more serious," "a mix of Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac," (!!!) and more simplistic and less layered than his previous efforts.  There are also a couple tracks in French, including "Elle me dit," which served as the first single in French-speaking countries.

Everywhere else the first single is the Pharrell Williams featuring "Celebrate," a track that came out in June.  It's been a slow-grower for me but I do like it.  Mika's been much more attention-grabbing in his singles in the past so it seems like a bit of a non-event.  But again, it's a grower.  The track is produced by non-other than hot-as-anything Nick Littlemore of PNAU and Empire of the Sun fame.  It's got a lush, electro-pop feel that's quite nice.

I recently got to hear the title-track from the album which was also... okay.  I loved his debut quite a lot but recent output has just been so-so to me.  I'll reserve judgement until I hear the whole album.  He's got an insane amount of collaborators on this album, so he is shooting for the gold.


Make You Happy
Elle me dit

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