My Name Is Michael Holbrook

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MIKAOctober 4, 2019
Pop℗ 2019 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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My Name Is Michael Holbrook is the fifth studio album by British singer Mika. It was released on 4 October 2019 through Casablanca and Republic Records. The album was promoted in North America with the Tiny Love Tiny Tour at small venues in New York, Montreal, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Mexico City. The album will be supported by a European tour, known as the Revelation Tour, which will start in London on 10 November 2019.

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Songs
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Tiny Love4:04
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Ice Cream2:46
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Dear Jealousy3:47
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Paloma3:42
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Sanremo3:24
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Tomorrow3:49
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Ready To Call This Love3:49
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Cry3:17
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Platform Ballerinas2:47
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I Went to Hell Last Night3:49
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Blue3:09
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Stay High3:30
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Tiny Love Reprise4:25
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Genres
Total length
46:26
Tracks
13
Released
October 4, 2019
Label
℗ 2019 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
Making an album even more vibrant than Life in Cartoon Motion would have been difficult for Mika. On The Boy Who Knew Too Much, he doesn't try to top himself; instead, he reins in just enough of his debut's indulgent tendencies to let his gift for great melodies and hooks be the focus. His multifaceted pop sounds a little calmer and a lot more confident here -- rather than cramming songs with moments intended to impress that end up being overwhelming, "Dr. John"'s finger-popping minor fall and major lift and the calypso-tinged "Blue Eyes" actually are impressive because they're so direct. While Life in Cartoon Motion was remarkably engaging, occasionally it felt like Mika was more skilled at pastiche than presenting his own sound. Here, Mika and producer Greg Wells fashion songs that sound truly distinctive; though touches of inspirations and peers like Elton John, the Bee Gees, and the Scissor Sisters still pop up, the musician Mika borrows from most on The Boy Who Knew Too Much is himself. The album's opening trio of tracks nods to his debut's most vivid moments without copying them: "We Are Golden" is every bit as sunshiny as "Love Today"; "Blame It on the Girls" builds on "Grace Kelly"'s sleek style; and "Rain" is a kissing cousin to "Relax"'s pulsing, melancholy disco-pop. Mika tries a few different sounds on for size, most notably on "Toy Boy," a subversively sweet singsong that lies somewhere between Elvis Presley's "Wooden Heart" and the Dresden Dolls' "Coin Operated Boy," and the torchy finale, "Pick Up Off the Floor." While ballads still aren't his forte, slower tracks like the Imogen Heap collaboration "By the Time" offer welcome breathing room from "One Foot Boy" and the album's other almost ridiculously catchy tracks. Anyone who liked Life in Cartoon Motion's bright, brash approach won't be disappointed by The Boy Who Knew Too Much -- it's clear Mika knows exactly what he's doing. [The Deluxe Edition of the album includes the bonus track "Lover Boy" as well as a DVD with the video for "We Are Golden," along with performances of "Grace Kelly," "Lollipop," and "Love Today" from a gig at Paris' Parc de Princes stadium.]
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