Mika Shares New Album Details, Unveils Cherokee Remix of 'Make You Happy'
French electronica duo Cherokee adds some shine and spark to Mika's "Make You Happy," a track taken from his forthcoming new LP, entitled "The Origin Of Love." It's a wonderfully lush and breezy re-interpretation of the equally sophisticated original that perfectly fits the long, lazy days of summer. Cherokee recently also re-worked Daft Punk's "Something About You," highlighting the uplifting chill-out moments and melodies of that tune.
I first wrote about Mika's "Make You Happy" a couple of weeks ago when the British pop singer unveiled the new tune alongside a beautiful video of the song. The track gave fans a first indication of where Mika is heading sonically on his highly-anticipated new album that he collaborated on with people like Nick Littlemore of Empire of the Sun, Pharrell Williams and Martin Solveig among others.
In an interview with WotYouGot, the rejuvenated and inspired pop singer talks a little bit more about the evolved sound on his new album. "It's extremely joyful. It's non-traditional love songs," Mika explains. "[The Origin Of Love] is an alternative pop record fundamentally. It's full of joy, it's very honest, my heart is very much on my sleeve on this album. Some of it is really exciting to me. I feel I've got an album that I'm really proud of."
Mika adds, "It's still so obviously very me, but it's definitely an evolution. I wanted to write a record that was joyful and mature, I wanted a record that had a certain lightness of touch in its production. So for example tracks like 'Celebrate' and the title track, it's pop, it's joyful but it's not as frenetic or as hyperactive or attention-seeking even though it is very catchy."
The first official single taken from "The Origin Of Love" is "Celebrate" that features none other than soundboard maestro Pharrell Williams. "The Origin Of Love" will be released in the U.S. this fall on Universal Republic records.
June 27, 2012 | Permalink