Mika is out with the music video to his new single ‘We Are Golden’, the first single from the London based pop singer’s forthcoming album of the same name, out September 22nd via Casablanca Records. The fun clip finds Mika singing and dancing in his bedroom along to his boombox dressed only in his underwear. The singer-songwriter calls the video a tribute to all the years he spent dancing around his bedroom as a teenager. Watch the Jonas Akerlund directed video below.
Mika and Perez Hilton announced a one off not so secret gig on April 13th at The Roxy to celebrate the completion of the 25-year-old’s second album and ‘Songs for Sorrow’ EP.
A mini-doc telling the story of the event at YouTube has since been removed.
Lady Gaga and Mika spent the night out at Hakkasan in Hanway Place on Monday (April 20) in London, England. There wasn’t any signs of rain, but the ‘Poker Face’ singer seemed to insist on having a large checkered umbrella with her at all times. Check out pictures from celebrity-gossip.net.
Mika checked in with fans on his YouTube channel with an update from the studio in Los Angeles, joined by his engineer Luke. The British pop star showed highlights of his recording session with a gospel choir at Capitol Records, as well as violinist Owen Pallett. “It’s really fun making this record, because it’s building, like Lego,” Mika explained. “I said this about the first record as well, but it’s like Lego. You build all these pieces, then it kind of comes together.”
The webisode at YouTube has since been removed.
Mika checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@mikamyspace) on Wednesday (October 22), discussing progress on his new album and the release of his new DVD ‘Live At Parc Des Princes’, out November 10th. The British singer songwriter tells readers:
Hey guys, I write from a studio in a nondescript concrete building in Los Angeles. The recording is three weeks in and it feels great to be out of demo phase. As many of you know we’ve been working on the DVD for the Paris show and its now finished. I’ve had a blast making this and hope you like it too.
A trailer for Mika’s new DVD ‘Live from Parc Des Prince’ has been posted at Island Records’ YouTube channel ahead of the disc’s November 10th release.
“I didn’t want to do anything normal,” Mika said of the Paris gig before a crowd of 60,000. “I didn’t want to cut any corners. If anything I wanted to make life as difficult for everyone including myself as possible.”
Mika added, “So we’re taking an existing gig and making it digitally delicious.” Watch the trailer below.
Footage of Mika and Christian Louboutin partying in Arcachon, France, set to the music of MGMT’s ‘Time to Pretend’ and Of Montreal’s ‘Gronlandic Edit’, has been posted at Mika’s YouTube channel. Also featured was highlights from Mika’s concert at The Velodrome on July 14th.
The clip at YouTube has since been removed.
Mika announced on Monday that his show tonight at Hammersmith Apollo as well as tomorrow’s at Brixton Academy have been postponed due to illness. “It is with much regret that I have been forced to postpone my two remaining shows on my UK tour on 3 and 4 December at Hammersmith Apollo and Brixton Academy respectively,” the singer said in his blog at MySpace. “Over the past few days I have been fighting off a virus that has affected the majority of my band and crew. I thought after last night’s performance I could do the shows but this morning it was obvious I could not proceed. After consulting a specialist, I have been advised to rest my voice for a minimum of 48 hours. If I did not do this I would risk long term damage to my vocal chords. I can only apologize to everyone who has bought a ticket and the inconvenience and disappointment this postponement has caused. We are looking at rescheduling these dates early in the New Year; as soon as we have I will let you all know. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.”
Mika later wrote in a bulletin to his MySpace friends:
I want to write to everybody that was intending on coming to shows tonight and tomorrow and stress how sorry I am have to postpone at such short notice. I know that a lot of you bought your tickets a long time ago and some of you have even traveled from other countries. I can only imagine how irritating it must feel. We have moved the shows to the 25th February at Hammersmith and 26th at Brixton Academy.
It’s been an incredible few weeks and I want to thank everyone who came to support us. I’d rather be gigging than sitting at home ill but for now I have no choice.
I’ll see you all again soon, that’s for sure.
Mika is featured in an interview with AT&T blue room, where the singer talked about finally landing a record deal, the story behind ‘Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)’, ‘Grace Kelly’, ‘Any Other World’ and ‘Billy Brown’, growing up in Beirut, his musical background, taking charge, and more . The three clips, posted Tuesday (September 4), have since been removed from attblueroom.com.