Executives at Mika's record company have found themselves a nice, little cash cow.
Anywhere but in the United States, Mika mania is still going strong. The singer continues to score hits around the world and is currently high up in the charts in countries ranging from The Netherlands ("Relax") to Australia ("Love Today"). A reader from Singapore wrote me recently that a Mika song is played on the radio "every hour."
Check out the very celestial, slow-mo video for Mika's brand-new single "Happy Ending," which is arguably one of the weakest tracks on his "Life In Cartoon Motion" album. The video features Mika being lifted into space by a pink balloon, encountering talking hands and flying mics while floating around in orbit.
The song shows off Mika's flawless falsetto and is a good example of his unique brand of flamboyant poperatics that combines the singer's education in classical music with his love for pop, opera and musical tunes. Universal Republic is still hosting a guilt-free MP3 of the song so make sure to get it while you can.
When will they be releasing "Lollipop" as a single? Now that would be fun!
Download Mika "Happy Ending" [MP3]