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June 25, 2012  | by: Abby Oladipo

                                                                                                                                Mika

After a two year hiatus and a massive global tour, multi-platnium artist Mika is back and chock-full of new songs. The British artist is planning the release of his new album called The Origin of Love for September 16th, which will be the successor to his 2010 album The Boy Who Knew Too Much. The last album earned rave reviews, appeared on the iTunes 10 ten in countries around the world and sold millions of copies and Mika undoubtedly wants to replicate that success.

Prior to the album’s release, Mika will release the single “Celebrate”, which was written by Mika and Pharrell Williams and produced by Empire of the Sun’s Nick Littlemore. The track also features Pharrell on vocals and is a catchy pop track, much like most of Mika’s songs, in which Mika proclaims “I want the whole world to celebrate.” “This single is what happens when you combine a 22 year old you find online, Fryars, with an extra-planetary Nick Littlemore and Pharrell Williams!” Mika said about the track.

 

The Origin of Love will be Mika’s third album and also features other collaborations including Benny Benassi, FrYars, Greg Wells, who’s worked with Adele and Katy Perry, and Klas Ahlund, who worked on Robyn’s Body Talk.  “This kind of collaboration is only possible when everyone throws themselves into it wanting to have fun and without any ego,” Mika said. “This collective and open attitude was at the heart of The Origin Of Love.” Mika says the album is “about crazy love songs and tolerance,” and if celebrate is a sample of what is to come, then get ready for catchy tunes that will be stuck in your head for awhile.

What do you think of Mika’s Celebrate?

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