Following up his multi-million selling worldwide smash ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’ (which debuted in every single iTunes top ten around the world), ‘The Origin of Love’ was preceded by anthemic single ‘Celebrate’, an epic slice of cool modern pop destined to be a global summer soundtrack, written by Mika and Pharrell Williams, produced by Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun and also featuring Pharrell … While it's odd that The Origin of Love doesn't work as well in practice as it might have in theory, it still has enough bright moments to please most fans. The video was shown on British music channels, but these were edited out, replacing the original version of the track with the radio version. The third studio album by Mika, released on 17 September 2012. The Origin of Love starts with a superb title track. Mika's third LP The Origin of Love washes away the neon cartoon paint that made The Boy Who Knew Too Much too sugary, but in doing so it steps back from the … The album went platinum in France and gold in Italy. The album was released in France on 17 September 2012, and in the United Kingdom on 8 October 2012, via Casablanca Records and Barclay Records respectively. The single was very successful, peaking at number one on the French Singles Chart. The song was first rumoured when a twelve-second preview was published online on 1 July 2011. Songfacts®: Mika opens his third studio album with its title track, which he penned with Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun and the Brighton-based musician Paul Steel. The single version bears a strong resemblance to Mika's debut single, "Grace Kelly". 2012 Preview SONG TIME Origin of Love. 3:43 PREVIEW Stardust. Mika's second studio album, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, was released in September 2009. This album will mark the beginning of the collaboration with Max Taylor (Creepy Neighbor), who will, from then, accompany Mika on bass and vocals during his tours, as well as on his albums. Complete your MIKA collection. CD: Mika - The Origin of Love Lebanese-British star delivers more lethally effective songs with a vacuum at their core by Thomas H Green Thursday, 04 October 2012 The discography of Mika, an English pop singer-songwriter, consists of five studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, five extended plays, twenty-four singles, twenty-four music videos, and four video albums.As of 2017, Mika has sold over 20 million records. Sign in with Facebook Lyrics to 'The Origin Of Love' by MIKA: Love is a drug and you are my cigarette Love is addiction and you are my Nicorette Love is a drug like chocolate, like cigarettes I'm feeling sick, I've got to medicate myself "Origin of Love" is a song by the British singer and songwriter Mika. Popular Song MIKA From the album The Origin Of Love. This time, Mika worked with dance and pop producers such as Benny Benassi, Pharrell Williams, Klas Åhlund, and Empire of the Sun's Nick Littlemore, as well as his The Boy Who Knew Too Much collaborator Greg Wells, and a song from the album's writing sessions, "Gang Bang," even ended up on Madonna's MDNA album. It was released as the album’s third single in France and the second single in Europe. Stand-out tracks include Probably Mika's most under-rated album to date, this album should have been marketed more especially outside Europe. "The Origin of Love" finds Mika putting hooks into every song. The album was released in France on 17 September 2012, and in the United Kingdom on 8 October 2012, via Casablanca Records and Barclay Records respectively. However, bringing the dance elements to the fore doesn't really suit his music overall, and the largely electronic arrangements lack the warmth, charm, and variety of his two previous albums. It’s a ringer for a lost ABBA A side, Mika channelling his inner Freddie Mercury over a lovely groove set atop reflective electro-pop. "Origin of Love" was released as the album's second single in the United Kingdom on 3 December 2012. Mika's debut single, "Relax, Take It Easy", was released in the United Kingdom in 2006. It carried the same artwork as its European equivalent release, "Underwater", but was heavily edited for radio play. "Celebrate" was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and the second single in France. 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It’s a ringer for a lost ABBA A side, Mika channelling his inner Freddie Mercury over a lovely groove set atop reflective electro-pop. He has a darker attitude toward the subject than perhaps he's had before, comparing love to vices like smoking and drinking on the title track and the Buggles-esque new wave of "Love You When I'm Drunk." The album was released in France on 17 September 2012, and in the United Kingdom on 8 October 2012, via Casablanca Records and Barclay Records respectively. The song was heavily edited for its release as a single, completely rearranging the instrumentation, tempo and removing the expletives "bitch" and "shit" from the lyrics. 4:35 PREVIEW Lola. The single version also features Ariana Grande, instead of Priscilla Renea, who appears on the album version. It’s the perfect start, and refreshingly free of the singer’s familiar theatrics. "Underwater" was released as the album's third single in France, and the second single in Europe, on 23 November 2012. It was written by Mika, Nick Littlemore and Paul Steel and produced by Nick Littlemore, Greg Wells and Mika. [25] It also was number 32 on the Scottish Albums Chart that same week, a regional chart for the UK Albums Chart. Whether it's the interesting title track, or the casual "Lola", or the Benny Benassi dancefloor beat of "Stardust", or the metallic "Make You Happy"--the first four tracks are not alike in any way, and yet they all … Mika has flirted with dance music and electronic sounds since Life in Cartoon Motion, but on The Origin of Love he commits to it in a much bigger way. [23] The single peaked at #134 in France, becoming Mika's worst performing single in the region. Often, The Origin of Love ends up reaffirming why most dance hits don't have the kind of … The standard release of the album contains 13 tracks; the "Miami edit" of "Make You Happy" is included on the European release as a bonus track, and "Elle me dit" is included on the French release as a bonus track. [19] However, its official release did not occur until 26 September 2011. Product #: MN0115785. It is what it is, now I'm popular bitch. The Origin of Love fares better when it sticks closer to Mika's pure pop roots. Ariana Grande) - Single by MIKA", "2012-10-20 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive", "2012-10-20 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive", http://proxy.siteo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/www.snepmusique.com/file/disquesor2013site05112013.pdf, "Charts Vlaanderen - Mika - The Origin of Love (album)", "Charts Wallonie - Mika - The Origin of Love (album)", "Mika: The Origin Of Love Album Reveal - Pre-Order Now! "Elle me dit" was first released in France, whereas "Celebrate" served as the first official single for the United Kingdom. Lola Lola baby’s just another love song Lola Lola baby’s just another love song. "Elle me dit" was first released in France, whereas "Celebrate" served as the first official single for the United Kingdom. It was uploaded to Amazon ahead of its official unveiling the next day. Lola, I’ve made up my mind Lola baby’s just another love song Song : Mika – The Origin of Love. [31] In the United States, it debuted at No. Pharrell Williams) - Single", "@mikasounds: On my way to the airport for ...", "iTunes - Music - Popular Song (feat. The album was preceded by an alternate lead single in each region. It was released as the second single in the United Kingdom from his third studio album, The Origin of Love (2012). His falsetto, coupled with the relentless keyboards on the Benassi track "Stardust," are a bit overwhelming, and while it's a catchy song with hit potential, it just doesn't show off Mika's skills at their best. MIKA (8) ‎– The Origin Of Love Label: Island Records Group ‎– 374 941-3, Universal Records ‎– 374 941-3, Casablanca ‎– 374 941-3 Only thing I know is you're the origin of love From the god above to the one I love Only thing that's true the origin is you Some love is pain, some love is a candy cane Tastes so sweet but leave you feel sick pain Your love is air I breathe it in and out dear You're always there Love, you're the origin of love You're the origin of love Share. The single was released in the United Kingdom on 1 October 2012.[22]. The music video for the original version of the track originally premiered on 15 September 2012, and was filmed in Chile. Forgot your password? [20] "Elle me dit" appears on the regular version of the album in English, as the track "Emily". Often, The Origin of Love ends up reaffirming why most dance hits don't have the kind of clever, intricate lyrics that are Mika's specialty, and at times it feels like the sounds surrounding his words and melodies are competing with them instead of supporting them. Product Type: Musicnotes. The Origin of Love is the third studio album released by British singer-songwriter Mika. 1 contributor “Underwater” is the #5 track in Mika’s third studio album, The Origin of Love. From the Book: Mika - The Origin of Love The Origin of Love fares better when it sticks closer to Mika's pure pop roots. In an interview for Digital Spy, Mika described the album as "more simplistic pop, less layered than the last one". According to Mika’s track-by-track review, “The Origin of Love” was written to convey fear, resentment and anger but also convey happiness, representing MIKA’s experience with love: The … [26] The album was the most successful in France, where it debuted at number one on the country's album chart and was certified platinum by the SNEP. Start Station. Whether it's the interesting title track, or the casual "Lola", or the Benny Benassi dancefloor beat of "Stardust", or the metallic "Make You Happy"--the first four tracks are not alike in any way, and yet they all … [32], *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, For the song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, see. … 47 on Billboard 200 with 8,500 copies sold in its first week, and has sold 33,000 copies in the US as of May 2015. [15], Mika worked with Greg Wells, Dan Wilson, Nick Littlemore and Klas Åhlund on The Origin of Love. 2012 | Casablanca Records/Island UK The Origin Of Love MIKA | 01-01-2012 . 2. The Origin of Love From the air I breathe to the love I need Only thing I know is you're the origin of love From the god above to the one I love See All Lyrics. Lyrics. 3. Standing on the field with your pretty pompons. La la, la la. L'uscita dell'album è stata anticipata dai singoli Elle me dit , pubblicato nel 2011, e Celebrate , uscito nell'agosto 2012. [21] The song was officially released on 15 June 2012. It garnered positive critical reviews upon release,[14] and debuted at its peak position of number four on the UK Albums Chart. November 14th, 2012 | Music, Songs. His character sketches are still sharp, too, with "Lola," "Emily," and "Popular Song" showcasing his knack for pairing detailed lyrics with ingratiating hooks. The Origin of Love is the third studio album released by British singer-songwriter Mika. Main artist: Mika It is an accomplished pop album, but one that struggles to make any sort of lasting impression. Play Song. Even on his other albums, Mika's style walked a fine line between exuberant and grating, and with less nuance surrounding him, he leans more toward the latter instead of the former. 1. On 14 June 2012, Mika revealed a 30-second clip of the song. "The Origin of Love" finds Mika putting hooks into every song. Cisneros, Salvador (24 July 2011). "Mika regresa en francés", "Mika's 'The Origin Of Love': Album Review | Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on", "Album reviews: Mika | Ellie Goulding | Beth Orton | Robin Williamson | John Turville Trio", "2009-10-03 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive", "Mika: Music gives me a sense of identity", "iTunes - Musique - Elle me dit - Single par MIKA", "Mika previews new single 'Celebrate' - listen", "iTunes - Celebrate (feat. The album's other highlights show that he's still a keen and witty singer/songwriter, especially when it comes to love's more confusing aspects. The music video for the track was filmed in Los Angeles during the third week of October, and premiered on 21 November 2012, just two days' before the single's official release. "Celebrate," the Littlemore-Williams collaboration that served as the album's lead single and hinted at its electro leanings, is still a standout: it fuses the kind of slick beats Williams is known for with Littlemore's euphoric, post-Daft Punk dance-pop, but keeps Mika's sound and persona at the forefront at all times. [27] The record also reached the top ten in Belgium and Korea; In Belgium, the album peaked at number seven in Flanders[28] and number six in Wallonia,[29] while in Korea it was number nine on the country's main album chart[30] and topped the nation's International Albums chart. This was the first tune that Mika wrote for the set following difficulties in his personal life, … "[16] In an interview for a popular French magazine, Mika claimed that the album's musical style will include elements of Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac.[17]. Probably Mika's most under-rated album to date, this album should have been marketed more especially outside Europe. The single will not be released in the United Kingdom, and instead, the single's artwork was adapted for the British equivalent single release, "The Origin of Love". Someone help me… I cannot stop listening to this album. The team contributed both written material and production credits. Share. "Elle me dit" (English: She Tells Me) was released as the album's lead single in France. Remember me Not recommended on shared computers. The Origin of Love è il terzo album in studio del cantautore britannico Mika, pubblicato il 17 settembre 2012 in Francia e l'8 ottobre 2012 nel Regno Unito dalla Island Records. Song Credits. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about MIKA - The Origin Of Love at Discogs. The Origin of Love starts with a superb title track. Listen to The Origin Of Love by MIKA on Deezer. The album was preceded by an alternate lead single in each region. [24], In Mika's home country of the United Kingdom, The Origin of Love briefly appeared at number 24 on the UK Albums Chart, the issue dated 20 October 2012. More Songs From the Album: Mika - The Origin of Love. He also described the album's themes as dealing with the adult years, claiming that "it's a serious album, but still has the boppy, happy tunes. Start Station. The song features American singer Pharrell Williams and was written by Mika, Williams and Fryars, and produced by Peter Mayes and Nick Littlemore. The Origin of Love is the third studio album released by British singer-songwriter Mika. [18] Just ten days later, the French iTunes Store made the whole song available as a digital download. Mika was confirmed to be recording the album in various locations, including Montreal, Miami and Sweden. The album was preceded by an alternate lead single in each region. "Make You Happy" mixes together several dance-inspired elements -- including a vocodered chorus that sounds like a pleading robot -- that never quite come together (however, the "Miami Edit" of this song has a calmer arrangement that better serves its affectionate and frustrated impulses). The single was made available in French-speaking countries on 1 June 2012. Sign In. Love makes you laugh, love makes you cry The oldest game in history, repeated. Play Song. "Popular Song" was released as the album's second single in the United States on 21 December 2012. With music streaming on Deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends. Grace Kelly (Mika) Happy Ending (Mika) Underwater (Mika) Arrangements of This Song: View All. 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