January 29th 2007 sees 23 year old virtuoso Mika release his deliriously catchy debut single 'Grace Kelly' on Casablanca Records. The single precedes his debut album, 'Life in Cartoon Motion' which comes out on February 5th.
Having fast become his signature song, 'Grace Kelly', is a sensational 4/4 opera set to a technicolour pop backdrop. "It was a fuck-off song to the music company that I was working with at the time," MIKA explains. "It is where the line 'shall I bend over, shall I look older, just to be put on your shelf' comes from. I was so angry. That company had every resource except a soul." 'Grace Kelly' comes complete with a video directed by British director extraordinaire Sophie Muller (Beyonce, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani).
The infectious pomp of 'Grace Kelly' became a benchmark for where MIKA wanted to go, with the results displayed in gloriously full effect on 'Life in Cartoon Motion'. A songwriter, performer, producer and orchestrator, MIKA's songs combine a heady euphoric rush with darker unexpected elements: daytime melodramas and night-time tales of love, loss, abandonment, hope and happiness.
My Interpretation (acoustic) is available to buy now.
Watch the video for Mika - Grace Kelly - here
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